Students undertaking a journalism major study professional writing, public affairs, radio journalism, television journalism and feature writing.

Bachelor of Communication

Journalism

Why study a journalism major at the University of Newcastle

The world-wide-web has had a major impact on traditional forms of media distribution and this impact has affected many communication industries including journalism. But there remains a global need for stories to be told in a variety of formats by journalists who can plan, develop, write, record and edit stories across a variety of media platforms. The journalism major provides students with the opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge that is relevant to the contemporary journalism landscape.

You may study professional writing, public affairs, radio journalism, television journalism and feature writing. Students can combine these courses with media production courses to develop skills pertinent to the evolving journalism environment.

Our graduates of the journalism major have found work in radio, television, as well as online and print media throughout Australia and overseas. They work as news and specialist reporters, columnists, commentators, copywriters, producers, sub-editors, editors, newsreaders and presenters.

The skills learnt through the journalism major are highly valued in public relations, publishing, law, commerce and business where experienced journalists have become media officers, publishers, editors, speechwriters for government officials, politicians and executives, and corporate communicators.