In a rapidly changing media landscape, the journalism studies minor will provide you with the necessary techniques to develop and hone your journalistic skills. It prepares students for a career in several communication disciplines including print, broadcast and online journalism. The program is intended to prepare you for the fast-paced world of multi-media journalism and is founded on the principle that robust, accurate and ethical news-gathering is essential to democratic governance.
These studies will push you to cultivate a passion for the news while also focusing on journalism both as a professional and disciplinary practice. You will explore foundational and contemporary scholarship about the context and practice of journalism in Malaysia and internationally.
Upon successfuly completing this program, you will be able to cover stories across multiple platforms, thus preparing you for appropriate industry employment or postgraduate study if desired.
Journalism studies is listed in the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences at Malaysia as a minor.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this minor will:
- demonstrate an understanding of the contemporary news media
- understand and apply the basic principles of news-gathering, writing, editing and reporting
- demonstrate a broad understanding of news production and the media's influence in society
- demonstrate skills in media production in at least one media platform.