Students who are interested in enrolling in a sports communication program should review the following programs to learn more. At this time, these programs are mainly offered on-campus or as hybrid programs that include on-campus and online instruction. Students should expect to learn about topics like video editing, radio show production, sports blogging, and live reporting.
Course details All about the course This is a highly intensive course with a focus on UK professional practice and only for you if you are fully committed to becoming a working journalist.
You will also study media law and ethical practice. In trimester two you will specialise by taking one of the three pathways - news, broadcast or sports journalism.
Throughout trimesters one and two there is regular shorthand tuition - a traditional skill still valued by the modern news industry, including broadcast organisations.
You will be expected to achieve a shorthand speed of words per minute. Once you pass the Postgraduate Diploma at the end of trimester two, you are eligible to study the optional MA Major Project in trimester three summer to be submitted in mid-September. Work placements are arranged during trimester one and trimester two.
Trimester one Law and Government for Journalists You will learn that incisive and ethical news gathering and reporting are underpinned by a sound knowledge of UK media law and an understanding of the workings of central and local government.
You will gain a broad comprehension of the legal and political processes which enable journalists to operate more effectively.
News and Ethics This module is designed to help you to become effective news gatherers and to be able to write accurately, fluently and incisively in news reporting, while being acutely aware of the ethical obligations and professional standards expected of the 21st century journalist and laid down in industry codes of practice.
You will also be introduced to video journalism for online platforms. Trimester two News Journalism This module will enable you to become effective news gatherers and be able to write accurately, fluently and incisively in news reporting and news features to a publishable standard recognised by the news industry.
It is designed to help you to become multi-skilled and employable in journalism and in related areas.
Programs are offered at the associate, bachelor's and even master's degree levels. Indiana University-Bloomington, Oklahoma State University and Texas Christian University are three of the largest schools which offer this major; a more extensive list of schools is provided below.
Sports Journalism The exciting field of sports journalism encompasses everything from football matches and rugby games to global Olympic events.
In this elective module, you will learn essentials skills for writing clear and concise sports copy, interviewing players and officials, and producing match reports for print and online sports publications. Broadcast Journalism This module explores the practice of broadcast journalism.
You will look at radio and television journalism in the UK, including ethical frameworks and regulations you must work towards this will also assist with preparation for NCTJ exams.
You will develop news gathering skills for broadcast news and understand what stories work best in this medium. You will learn how to write to pictures, use audio edit stories effectively. You will produce a portfolio of work.
Professional Practice This module will provide research and professional skills, including writing grant and funding applications; project management; conference organisation and the building of an online digital profile. Students will also visit local libraries, museums and arts organizations, where opportunities for archival research and work experience will be provided; and industry and guest-expert speakers will offer guidance on career development.
Trimester three Major Project This is a piece of independent work that will build on the practical, intellectual and research skills of trimesters one and two. This is a student-led project which is produced under supervision supported by tutorials and builds on the learning outcomes of your chosen pathway.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme.
Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this. What will I be doing?
Not only is MediaCityUK right on your doorstep and with it numerous opportunities for work placements, but the facilities and teaching at Salford are second to none. Jon Mitchell Trainee Reporter at Newsquest The real-life news days and practical experience of making TV packages and producing radio features not only provided me with new skills but gave me a huge portfolio of work which I could showcase to employers.
Many students found industry opportunities abound at the adjacent BBC and ITV buildings and there was an undeniable buzz about the campus.
Across sites at MediaCityUK and the University's Peel Park campus, we offer a huge variety of courses, from fashion image making and styling, television and radio, creative writing and music to journalism, animation, design and performance.
Facilities You will be based at a unique digital learning, teaching and research space at MediaCityUK. We will be located at the heart of national BBC departments and hundreds of creative, digital and media organisations.
Specialist facilities include high spec radio and television studios and a multi-platform newsroom. Teacher Profile All tutors, full and part-time, are highly regarded journalists with print, broadcast or online backgrounds.
He is an online expert, published author and a former Programme Leader in Digital Journalism at the University of Sheffield. Ian Wood joined the University in after more than 20 years working in newspapers, pioneering advances in digital newsrooms.
Caroline Cheetham has print and broadcast experience in local and regional newspapers, plus national BBC radio. He began his career in local newspapers before becoming a respected reporter and presenter. Specialising in breaking major stories from the field and investigative journalism, Andrew Fletcher is a very experienced news reporter, as well as being a presenter for both BBC and ITV.
Paul Broster, the Director of Journalism here at Salford, is a highly experienced national and regional news and features journalist. He still freelances for national dailies, including The Sun and Daily Express.
Employment and stats What about after uni? Thanks to our strong links with the BBC, many of our graduates are now employed by the British public service broadcaster, working for news and sports output across radio, TV and online.
Several of our students have secured the very competitive BBC news traineeships in recent years. Others have gone on to get positions with regional newspapers and news agencies, while some have entered public relations, where companies value the core journalistic qualification offered by the course.
Career Links During the course, you will get the opportunity to undertake industry placements in your chosen specialism area. This gives you valuable experience of working in newsrooms, having content published or broadcast, and the chance to establish useful links with professionals. Requirements What you need to know The continuing high reputation of the course depends on the quality of teaching and learning and the calibre of graduate.
This course is based at our MediaCityUK campus. International students can apply. We interview all suitable applicants, who also sit an aptitude test. Only those most committed and determined to become journalists will thrive on this course. Tell us why you want to be a journalist and what your ambitions are within the industry.
Which journalists do you admire and why? What relevant experience have you already had? What other relevant experience have you had?
What is the best piece of journalism you have produced so far? You should be prepared to demonstrate that you have a broad working knowledge of current affairs. Where do you get your news? What are the key issues affecting journalism right now? How will the media industry change in the years ahead and what role do you hope to play?
You should also set out why you want to study at the University of Salford. Explain what aspects of our course appeal to you and how you are suited to our programme.
Standard entry requirements Standard entry requirements A good honours degree 2. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.