FAM5018S Political Journalism
NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 9.
Acceptance for a Master's programme.
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.
Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of written work.
Research assignment, 50%; advanced multimedia story/feature, 40% and a continuous blog, 10%.