Postgraduate Courses

FAM4014S Political Journalism

NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8.

Course convener

Associate Prof Wallace Chuma

Entrance requirements

Acceptance for an Honours programme.

Course outline

This course grapples with the various forms, techniques, demands, pressures, and complexities of political reporting in South Africa. It requires an understanding of and interest in contemporary political events and a willingness to experiment with ideas and opinions. The course empowers students with multimedia journalism skills.

DP requirements

Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of written work.


One written research assignment of 3,500 words, 50%. One multimedia news story, 15%. One multimedia feature, 25%. A continuous blog, 10%.