Practical magazine journalism

This double elective option provides candidates with the opportunity to learn and practise storytelling skills on multiple platforms in the magazine industry. It will be studied alongside the core journalism skills of the diploma.

Key to the proficiency of a magazine journalist is the ability to generate fresh, original ideas that are relevant to the targeted audience and in a variety of sectors including consumer, B2B, specialist, customer and in-house supplements. It is designed to complement the business of magazines elective option.

Assessment: candidates will produce a real-world feature through a combination of coursework and a timed assessment called the ‘magazine day’ which will be conducted under newsroom conditions and will be published online.