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The one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism builds a firm foundation for exciting careers in print journalism, broadcasting and other media-related areas. As they are based on leading overseas journalism qualifications, our qualifications will also give you the edge internationally.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism is for you if you:
Massey University enjoys a very close working relationship with both major newspaper chains (Fairfax and APN), as well as with other newspapers, radio and television stations, and other news organisations. Our students do work experience at these sites as part of their studies.
The qualification is fully recognised and accredited by Competenz, the industry body that oversees the training of journalists in New Zealand. News-media organisation Fairfax and the Dominion Post newspaper offer cash prizes to our top students and Asia New Zealand funds students to work on newspapers in Asia.
Graduates have gone on to work at New Zealand's top newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, as well as at the BBC, CNN, SBS in Australia and countless overseas newspapers and magazines. One of our graduates, Alison McCulloch, was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for its coverage of the Columbine killings.
Your learning during the Postgraduate Diploma will give those with no industry experience insights into key journalism skills. It will also add upon these skills for those who are already qualified:
Students with a grade average of at least B in their PGDip can, if they wish, complete the Master of Journalism, in which they research and write a major piece of journalism and an academic analysis of their work.
School administrator: Breeze Mehta
Journalism Head: James Hollings
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Last updated on Tuesday 13 November 2018