Practical training includes broadcasting production, web design, news and feature writing, plus other skills of contemporary journalism. It hones presentation and written skills, and ensures that graduates can keep up with the fast pace of 24-hour news and the newsroom. You have opportunities to manage the news production process and coordinate teams undertaking the key newsroom tasks, initiating stories and gathering news information, writing copy, subediting and editing copy to produce news. Simulated news days form an important part of the learning experience but there are also opportunities to contribute to broadcast programmes and print publications within and outside the University. There is a student-led online news resource – Winchester News Online (WINOL) – which provides campus news in addition to the latest news, politics and sport from Hampshire and the South East. You’ll work in a simulated newsroom using the latest studio equipment, cameras and editing technology to produce radio, video and online reports. There is an emphasis on the application of the scientific method to news reporting, to promoting the public understanding of science and to an understanding of matters relating to evidence, truth and justice. The University is a member of the Innocence Network UK, and the course has an emphasis on law, the criminal justice system, public affairs and politics. Open 24 hours a day, the Multimedia Centre offers outstanding industry-standard facilities including two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, a computerised radio studio, and facilities for multi-track audio recording. A wide range of equipment is available and the Centre is an Apple Certified Training Centre.