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Become a sharp, knowledgeable, and analytically strong journalist

Good journalists tell strong stories that offer the recipients new insights that help them understand the world around them and provide the foundation for a qualified debate. Journalists should therefore have the knowledge and analytical sense to separate the wheat from the chaff, to critically assess a source, and to separate relevant from irrelevant stories. They should be able to communicate the stories precisely and interestingly in both writing, sound, and in live images. It is precisely this kind of sharp, knowledgeable, and analytically strong journalists with the ability to inspire that we educate.

You will learn to research a story and communicate it in a way that captures the attention of an audience and creates insight for those who read, listen to, or look at it. You will learn to produce journalism to traditional media, to social media, in short formats, and in longer formats.  You will learn to tailor a piece of news, you will learn to produce longer reports, you will learn to broadcast live together with your fellow students, and much more.

To become a good journalist, it is not enough to communicate stories interestingly. You should also be knowledgeable and analytically strong, and, precisely therefore, internationally acclaimed researchers teach several courses at the journalism study programme. By using linguistic science, you will obtain tools to work professionally with your language, and based on social sciences, you will obtain tools for thorough source criticism as well as knowledge about society and the role of journalism in a democracy.

When you study at the Centre for Journalism, you will be based at the square Medietorvet, which is also known as the journalism students’ playground. This is where the radio studios are, tv features are edited, and ideas developed. It is in this media beehive you will be shaped as a journalist. 

For more information, please visit the Danish webpage.