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Newspaper Publishers Association, giving a 2016 award for outstanding achievement to the Massey Journalism School
We have trained many of New Zealand's most notable journalists, including Isobel Ewing, Tova O'Brien, Kirsty Johnston, Mike White, Philip Kitchin, and many others. Over 90% of our graduates gain employment as journalists and go on to great careers in journalism in New Zealand and overseas.
You will benefit from the journalism programme's close working relationship with industry. This includes both major newspaper/news website chains (Stuff and APN), radio and television stations. This relationship enables work experience for our students as part of their studies, cash prizes for top students from Stuff and other organisations as well as travel opportunities.
This three year degree is what you will study if you wish to have a career as a journalist.
You will learn the vital industry skills to be a successful journalist in our modern society. Blending journalism theory with practical, relevant skills this qualification can be completed in three years full-time.
There is a strong emphasis on developing practical skills such as journalism research, writing, interviewing, and visual storytelling, as well as on the academic skills you will need if you plan to go on to a master's degree or higher. The degree name is changing (subject to CUAP) to the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) in 2019.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism carries on the high standards of learning from your undergraduate degree. It is suitable for those who already have a degree, but not in journalism, or for journalism graduates who wish to further develop their skills, or anyone who wishes to go on to gain a Master of Journalism.
The Master of Journalism is the only Master of Journalism in New Zealand. An 18-month degree, it blends practical journalism skills with a deeper, academic study of journalism. It can help you gain entry to jobs for which you need a master's degree, and also be a stepping stone to a PhD in Journalism.
Massey’s lecturers are experienced journalists, respected by the industry. They are regular commentators on media issues and are actively researching. Massey Journalism lecturer James Hollings’ main responsibilities lie with the Masters in Journalism, and the Editing and Publishing and Investigative Reporting papers of the Bachelor of Communication. He has worked in senior roles in newspapers and radio.
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Last updated on Tuesday 27 November 2018