Journalism and Media Analysis

Area of Studies: Social Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy
Mode of Studies: Full-time studies
Length of Programme: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Master of Journalism

Access Requirements

To enroll to the Master’s Program in Journalism and Media Analysis, students must have completed any Bachelor program in Humanities or Social Sciences or have a background knowledge in these two areas (minimum 30 ECTS credits), as well as a good command of English and advanced writing skills.

Programme Objectives and Competencies Acquired

The graduate study program aims at educating experienced and knowledgeable professionals as well as highly engaged, responsible, and active citizens of contemporary (mediatized, technology and information focused, and networking) society, open to changes, professional challenges and innovations, possessing knowledge and expertise not only to adequately respond to the needs of different audience groups, but also to critically analyze the impact of professional practice in the country’s public life, and to initiate new and innovative communications services, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and multi-media projects.

Upon completion of the graduate program of Journalism and Media Analysis, graduates will acquire the following knowledge and skills:

  1. General competences to apply analytical thinking to all that journalists do – from challenging the authenticity of information and news sources to understanding the societal processes and behavior patterns and motivations of people:
    1. To analyze the functions of journalism, as a structural element of the media system, in a democratic civil society;
    2. To apply qualitative, quantitative and comparative research methodology and empirical data collection techniques in communication and media research.
  2. Subject competences related to making informed judgments about the newsworthiness of events, or finding the right experts to comment on important issues:
    1. To work with various information sources, identify news values, do interviews, prepare reports, analyze, summarize, and raise good problem questions.
  3. Process competences related to knowledge about communication process and the factors influencing it:
    1. To explore the processes within media and public space on the national and international levels and to assess them in a broader socio-cultural, economic, political and historical context;
    2. To evaluate transformations of media systems in the context of globalization and mediatization, analyzing the information content, audiences, technology, and organizations.
  4. Competences of professional skills and values related to the general societal role of journalists and the norms guiding their behavior:
    1. To demonstrate solid knowledge of systems of media regulation, standards of journalistic ethics, and communication cultural differences; and to apply the principles of socially responsible journalism;
    2. To apply techniques and methods of gathering, selecting, evaluating, writing and editing news, while using different types and sources of information, given the media users and different channels.

    Career Opportunities

    Program graduates acquire the qualifications to work in print, radio, television and online media organizations; journalism and media research and training institutions; media monitoring organizations and market research companies. The Master’s Program in Journalism and Media Analysis qualifies for further studies, including PhD programs.

    Curriculum

    Course title

    Course code

    ECTS credits

    Obligatory courses (9)

     

     

    Communication in Modernity

    KOM5017

    6

    Communication and Media Philosophy

    KOM5018

    6

    Communication Cultures

    KOM5014

    6

    Communication Research: Discourses and Methods

    KOM5020

    6

    Media Economics

    KOM5021

    6

    Political Communication and Mediatization

    KOM6005

    6

    Creative Online Writing

    KOM6008

    6

    Audiovisual Journalism

    KOM5022

    6

    Fundamentals in News Reporting

    KOM5019

    6

    Elective courses (3 courses during 1.5 year)

     

     

    Propaganda Criticism

    KOM5023

    6

    Postcoloniality
    in Eastern and Central Europe

    SPK5009

    6

    Popular and Visual Culture

    KOM5024

    6

    International and Intercultural Communication

    KOM5025

    6

    Media Innovations

    KOM5026

    6

    Research Projects (2)

     

     

    Research Project Nr. 1

    KOM5027

    6

    Research Project Nr. 2

    KOM5028

    6

    Internship    
    Internship KOM6007 6

    Master Thesis

     

     

    Master Thesis

     

    30

    Total credits:

     

    120