CAST MA Digital Journalism now accepting applications
Thursday 17th February, 2011
The newly-launched Centre for Creative and Social Technologies (CAST) is now accepting applications for the 2011/12 academic year on our new MA Digital Journalism.
The MA Digital Journalism is a collaborative programme across the Departments of Media & Communications and Computing at Goldsmiths, and is based in the newly launched Centre for Creative and Social Technology (CAST). We are the only programme in the UK that combines teaching from both Computing and Media in developing Digital Journalists.
We are currently accepting our first students for 2011/12. Every student on our MA will prepare for future job opportunities on guaranteed projects and internship placements with one of our Innovation partners. Our students will be able to enter organisations and hit the ground running to solve problems and innovate using that unique hybrid skill set of journalism fundamentals and creative technology capacities that everyone seeks. Applicants should be determined to explore critical and entrepreneurial approaches and be enthusiastic about in-depth and hands-on experimentation with innovations in journalism. Applicants are also eligible for CAST Innovation Scholarshipsin the 2011/12 academic year.
As part of this exciting new research centre, students will have access to state of the art Facilities and emergent creative and social technologies. The MA Digital Journalism educates aspiring or mid-career professionals seeking to retain the fundamentals of quality, credibility, and transparency that define journalism whilst pushing boundaries and transforming its craft and practice.
Our students will become proficient in the intersections of:
- Journalism Fundamentals, Law and Ethics
- Computing skills (coding, hardware/software, data, digital methods)
- Multimedia skills (photography, video, audio)
Our programme provides graduates with real-world technical, design, and software skills to innovate in journalism (the 'How'); global awareness of the potential and possibilities for the next and future waves of digital media (the 'What'); and critical awareness of the implications and applications of journalism in society (the 'Why'). With its unique inclusion of real software, design, and code training in Computing, complemented by fundamentals of news writing, media law, and multimedia production, the MA Digital Journalism seeks to redefine journalistic practice for digital media.