Business and Finance Journalism

The business and finance option takes the principles of general news reporting covered in the reporting syllabus and applies them to the full range of business and finance reporting.

It ensures candidates can produce the different types of story for all platforms required from each part of the business and finance news discipline.

This module equips candidates with sufficient understanding of both domestic and international politics and economics to be able to report on a wide range of issues relating to business and finance, and to do so with the ability to humanise complex subjects, making them accessible to a general audience.

Assessment is a two-part business and finance journalism examination: part 1 is a live business/finance report based on a scenario emerging over 1 ½ hours; and part 2 is a one hour written exam.

This option is available as a distance learning unit.