Combining practice-based learning with sustained theoretical reflection, the MA program is addressed to aspiring graduates and mid-career professionals in the fields of communication and journalism offering three distinct pathways:
- ‘Digital Media, Culture and Communication’ focuses on the new nexus between media, culture and society forged in the digital age. Specifically, it addresses the impact and implications of the digital transformation, with particular emphasis to the fields of media/cultural industries, connective media and civil society.
- ‘European Journalism’ focuses on the role of news media and journalism in the emergence of a European public sphere. Combining a cross-national comparative approach to European journalistic and news cultures with a hands on coverage of current European issues, the pathway explores the complexities and challenges regarding the reporting on Europe and the European Union.
- ‘Risk Communication and Crisis Journalism’ focuses on the ways media and public, private or non governmental organizations communicate about present, emerging, and evolving risks. Combining the methodical engagement with the rich theoretical and case study research literature with a hands on coverage of current crises and emergencies, the pathway explores the best practices in dealing with the issues of peace and war, environment, science and public health.
This 12-month full-time post-graduate program (90 ECTS), offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the key forms and practices of contemporary communication and journalism.