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Course Outline The Masters in Magazine Journalism, accredited by both the Periodicals Training Council and the National Council for the Training of Journalists, is designed to prepare you for a dynamic and developing medium. You will acquire skills in news and feature writing, specialised reporting, sub-editing, design, law, public administration and the business of publishing. Working with industry professionals to a high standard you will create your own magazines to give you the edge. You will learn shorthand to a speed of 80wpm and undertake a four-week work placement. In the third semester, you will also have the choice to research the fascinating and developing subject of magazines in a 15,000 word dissertation or to develop and produce your own prototype with a prospectus outlining its possibilities. Course Content The course provides practical training in the specific skills needed by working journalists, particularly in the magazine industry. Throughout the course students will be learning and developing skills in sub-editing, typography and design and more advanced writing styles for features and specialised reporting. Students will also learn how the magazine industry works, the readers they serve and the business of freelancing as well as the practical journalism skill of shorthand and an introduction to online and interactive media. Links with professional bodies: The course is accredited by the Periodicals Training Council (PTC) Students will work in a stimulating editorial atmosphere, learning the basic skills required in a carefully structured programme of lectures and exercises supplemented by visits from guest speakers within the industry. They will spend a semester producing their own magazines, targeted for specific audiences such as business or consumer lifestyles before taking up work lacements to showcase their skills and develop contacts within the industry.

Course Outline The Masters in Magazine Journalism, accredited by both the Periodicals Training Council and the National Council for the Training of Journalists, is designed to prepare you for a dynamic and developing medium. You will acquire skills in news and feature writing, specialised reporting, sub-editing, design, law, public administration and the business of publishing. Working with...

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