• Journalism



As news media embrace different forms of reporting and storytelling and new digital platforms, there is a growing need for graduates who are up to date with new technologies, multimedia skills, audience needs, and the ethical issues produced in a fast-moving digital media space. We aim to produce highly competent and multi-skilled professionals who think critically about their work and care about the communities they report on and for.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Communication and offers applied practice in journalism and media production. You will receive intensive training in media ethics and law, newsgathering and writing, research and analysis. You will also develop a range of multimedia skills, including photography, video, audio, and social and online media production.

Journalism students will also have opportunities to complete professional internships as part of their degree, through UC’s partnerships with national and local newsrooms, and other media industries.

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Te Kura Mātāpuna Tangata | School of Language, Social and Political Sciences

Phone +64 3 369 3377

Level 6, Elsie Locke Building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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