Learn how to gather, organise, write and present information to a professional journalism standard across a variety of platforms including print, magazines, online, social media, radio and TV. You can also choose to specialise in areas including sport, features, music, court reporting, social media, and investigative and consumer journalism. We prepare you for a career in today's media landscape by integrating digital journalism into everything you do. From the very start, as well as developing your writing skills you learn to create content for a variety of media platforms, including using audio, photography and video. In your first year, you set up your own professional website with examples of your journalism. When you graduate, you can use this website as a portfolio to send to employers. In fact, many of our students are already working by the time they finish their course, having been offered work based on the quality of their portfolio. All students on the course learn how to identify what makes a good news story, how to conduct an effective interview and how to work to strict deadlines to produce tightly written news stories and features. In your second and final years, you can specialise in the area of your choice. If you want to work in magazines, you study how to source and write lively and creative features, edit copy, write attention-grabbing headlines and coverlines, and design and lay out magazines. If you are interested in broadcasting, you can produce packages using high quality broadcast kit and create bulletins and programmes in our industry standard TV and radio studios. Alongside these practical skills, you examine the ethical, legal and regulatory context in which journalists work, learn about the history, landmark campaigns and famous names of journalism, and develop an understanding and critical awareness of ongoing debates about the ethical, economic and political role played by news organisations. **Work experience** Between your second and final year, you can take an optional one-year work placement. Our dedicated placements team help you find the right opportunity and support you in your application. Alongside the placement, you have opportunities for work experience throughout your course, through our strong links with the creative industries. Previous students have • helped produce programmes for Radio 5 Live • run the website for Doncaster Rovers • worked as editorial assistants for the Independent, Vogue, Heat and Gay Times • written for the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed • covered elections for TV station Sheffield Live. We make sure you can network and make industry connections throughout your course. Every year, for example, we have students working at Sheffield Doc/Fest – one of the top three documentary film festivals in the world – attending exclusive workshops with international industry experts. Our annual Creative Industries Pathway event brings you face-to-face with leading figures across the media industry, while our annual Grad Talk connects you with recent Journalism, Media and PR graduates who can pass on invaluable tips about how to progress from university to career. **Facilities** You will work in our industry-standard TV and radio studios and three dedicated newsrooms. You also have free access to our dedicated media store, containing essential, industry-standard production equipment such as cameras and microphones, supported by expert technicians. **Expertise** The course is delivered by a team of award-winning journalists with recent and current experience working for BBC News, BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live, ITV regional news, The Guardian, Telegraph, Yorkshire Post and Sheffield Star. Our guest lecture programme – described as one of the best in the country by the Professional Publishers Association – brings you insights into the industry from leading journalists working for newspapers, magazines, online platforms, radio and TV.