Introduction

Concentration in International Journalism

“International news” is rather different from national or local news in that it travels across borders, and thus is influenced not only by the national news media system of the country it goes from but by the international system itself. This means that the practice of international journalism requires a very different approach from local news. Interest in international news has increased in recent years, spurred by the United States-led “war on terrorism” but also by the emergence of vicious flashpoints of international conflict around the world and the growing concern about global issues and major natural and human-made disasters. Coverage of the news for a global audiences is a very different activity from domestic news, needing knowledge and understanding not only of the way the world works but also of the diversity of audiences. The concentration provides academically based professional postgraduate studies in international journalism with a particular emphasis on Hong Kong, Mainland China and East/Southeast Asia.

   
   
   
   
   

 

Course Structure

Course Structure

Course Requirements

All IJ students are required to complete a minimum of 27 units for the award of an MA degree. They must complete 12 units of Core Courses and 15 units of Electives of which at least 12 units of Electives must be taken from students’ own chosen programme.

Core courses for International Journalism Concentration             12 units

Core Courses are compulsory for all students of International Journalism Concentration. 

JOUR7010   International Relations Theory & Practice or
JOUR7020   Introduction to Comparative & International News
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3 units

JOUR7040   International News Laboratory

3 units

JOUR7050   English Newsgathering for International Practice I

3 units

JOUR7060   Advanced English for Journalism#

3 units

# Students with mother-tongue English level can apply for exemption from the course and take an elective course to achieve enough units for graduation.

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Students are required to choose only one of the two basic core courses, Introduction to Comparative and International News or International Relations Theory and Practice (the course not chosen will remain available as an elective). 
 

Electives offered by MAIJS Programme 9-15 units  

Students of International Journalism concentration need to choose at least 4 Electives from the list.

JOUR 7030  Research Methods in Media & Communication

3 units

JOUR 7070  Theories of Journalism & Communication

3 units

JOUR 7080  Current Issues & Case Studies in International News

3 units

JOUR 7090  International News Translation

3 units

JOUR 7100  English Newsgathering for International Practice II

3 units

JOUR 7110  Reporting International Conflict

3 units

JOUR 7120  International Business & Financial Reporting

3 units

JOUR 7130  Project or Dissertation

3 units

JOUR 7140  Globalization, Economics & Finance

3 units

JOUR 7180  Writing for Business News II

3 units

JOUR 7200  News Production Workshop

3 units

 
 

Electives offered by MACOMM and MMGNT programmes 0-3 units  

Students of International Journalism concentration can choose no more than one Elective from the list.  

COMM 7040 Issues in Intercultural Communication

3 units

COMM 7050 Media and Communication in Chinese Societies

3 units

COMM 7060 Issues in Corporation Communications

3 units

COMM 7160 Organizational Communication

3 units

COMM 7170 Communication Campaign Workshop

3 units

COMM7180 Media Law and Ethics

3 units

COMM7190 Issues and cases in Mass Communication

3 units

COMM 7200 New Media Workshop

3 units

COMM 7220 Advertising Management

3 units

COMM 7230 Writing for Multimedia in Public Relations

3 units

COMM 7240 Media Economics

3 units

COMM 7250 Strategic Public Relations & Crisis Management

3 units

COMM 7300 Consumer Insights

3 units

COMM 7310 International Advertising

3 units

COMM 7510 Public Administration & the Media

3 units

COMM 7550 Advertising in China

3 units

COMM7560 Political Communication & Public Opinion

3 units