School of Information and Communication Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology (FSST)

School of Information and Communication Studies

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Department of Journalism and Media Studies

 

Media plays an important role in society as agent of change, governance, development, transformation and information. The Journalism specialisation provides knowledge and experience with emphasis on excellent writing, original reporting, and innovative use of digital tools for storytelling. The media studies specialisation emphasises critical, cultural, historical, legal, ethical and social scientific analysis of media and society while also providing experience in media production.
The Department trains students to understand and interpret journalism and media in their social, political, technological, legal and economic contexts. Trainees are grounded in the theory, art, practice and values of journalism and media and are expected to implement a broad range of public relations programmes such as brand management, media relations, marketing communications, employee and executive communications, change management, corporate social responsibility, fundraising and corporate philanthropic programmes.

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