About the programme
The Master of Journalism (MJ) programme attracts talented students from all over the world, and is taught by a faculty of experienced journalists and media scholars who have had decades of experience in responsible positions in the global news industry. Many courses are taught by adjuncts who are practising journalists in international news organisations such as The New York Times, CNN and The Wall Street Journal.

We take between 70 and 80 students a year from a variety of countries and professional backgrounds, and in nine months of full time study teach the tools, skills and values that a journalist in the digital age requires. Many of our students have come from other professions and have taken this course to embark on new careers as journalists.

Programme structure
The Master of Journalism degree can be achieved in a one-year, full-time or a two-year, part-time course of study. Students learn the core skills of journalism—reporting and writing, television and video production, digital media, and media law, standards and ethics. They are also offered a wide range of elective courses, including public health reporting, business and financial reporting, covering China, international reporting and documentary filmmaking.

The JMSC offers sequences of at least three courses in business journalism. Students who successfully complete a sequence will receive a certificate in the subject area.

Typical MJ courses on offer include:

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  • Reporting and Writing*
  • Digital Journalism Principles and Tools*
  • Media Law and Ethics*
  • Video News Production*
  • Master’s Project (capstone)*
  • Readings in China Media and Society
  • Interpreting and Using Business Journalism in a Global Era
  • Long Form and Feature Writing
  • Global Financial Journalism
  • Global Economic Journalism
  • Opinion Writing
  • Covering China
  • Data Journalism
  • Reporting Health and Medicine
  • Documentary Video Production
  • Photojournalism
  • Entertainment, Arts and Culture Journalism
  • Radio News
  • Research Methods for Media Studies
  • A non-journalism elective

* Compulsory courses

Our teaching philosophy
We prepare students to practise truthful, honest, high quality journalism in a media environment that has been transformed by the digital revolution. We teach students the traditional journalistic values of reporting verified facts and train them to use new technology and tools.

In addition to technology and tools we believe that a journalist requires knowledge in specific subject areas and offer specialisation in business and finance journalism.

 

August 30, 2015

About the programme

The Master of Journalism (MJ) programme attracts talented students from all over the world, and is taught by a faculty of experienced journalists and media scholars who have had decades of experience in responsible positions in the global news industry. Many courses are taught by adjuncts who are practising journalists in international news organisations such as The New York Times, CNN and The Wall Street Journal.
August 28, 2015

Application details

The Master of Journalism course is a one year full-time or two year part-time course. Students learn the core skills of journalism—reporting and writing, television and video production, and digital journalism. They also take elective courses in a range of subjects from business and finance to public health and documentary film.
August 24, 2015

FAQ

August 24, 2015

Recent graduate Georgia McCafferty on studying the Master of Journalism programme

Georgie McCafferty (MJ 2014) is a recent graduate of the JMSC Master of Journalism programme, a mother of three, and a freelance journalist. In this video, she talks about juggling family and studies during her Master of Journalism programme, and how the courses helped prepare her for a career in journalism.
August 24, 2015

Internship programme

The JMSC faculty’s networks with leading international media organisations have helped build one of the most dynamic journalism internship programmes in the world.
August 24, 2015

International student body

August 23, 2015

Where our graduates get jobs

Graduating students have been hired by the world’s leading media organisations including Bloomberg, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The close links that the JMSC enjoys with leading international and local news organisations has helped graduating students find employment in these organisations.
August 11, 2015

Alumni Stories

Read some of our Master of Journalism alumni stories: Pavaan Mathema, MJ2013, Managing Editor for nepalnews.com in Nepal “A year in Hong Kong at JMSC was an eye-opening experience for me.  At core, I’m a […]