The course aims to develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to work in a full multimedia environment, as well as the analytic understanding of the key concepts and issues in financial journalism; students develop professional skills such as interviewing, researching and writing news stories and features; they also learn how to obtain and use key economic and financial data, using Bloomberg and Reuters terminals; they are given a firm grounding in key concepts in finance and economics, and the ability to understand and manipulate financial data and critically analyse the context and assumptions within statements by key policy makers.
Core modules: ethics, rules and standards; journalism portfolio; editorial production; final project; key issues in financial journalism. Elective modules: introduction to data reporting; journalism innovation; reporting business; reporting finance.
Course Additional Entry
Applicants should be able to show that they have a commitment to journalism through relevant work experience, which might include work on a university/college publication, or a publication dealing with business, economics or finance; students should have at least a good 2nd'Class degree in any subject, ideally with at least GCSE or A levels in mathematics and/or economics; students should be able to demonstrate some knowledge and experience of finance and economics, either through academic qualifications or practical experience.
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