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    I was just wondering what will I learn in a journalism course if I decide to do one? Obviously I will learn the skills to become a journalist..but what are they?

    I was looking at Brunel university for the course. So if any of you have more information on this university too that would be great! Thanks!


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    Have a look at the course structure. Make sure that there are some theoretic modules in there.


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    (Original post by cfcjack96)
    I was just wondering what will I learn in a journalism course if I decide to do one? Obviously I will learn the skills to become a journalist..but what are they?

    I was looking at Brunel university for the course. So if any of you have more information on this university too that would be great! Thanks!


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    Hi... barely any of the journalism degree I study is based on actual newswriting. That gets covered but most people on the course are natural writers anyway.

    You learn extensively about, law, government & ethics. It's a really interesting subject.

    Also, PR.
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    Thanks! Is that about what you can/can't write etc?


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    (Original post by cfcjack96)
    Thanks! Is that about what you can/can't write etc?


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    In part yes.

    At my uni (Portsmouth) we sit NCTJ exams - look for an NCTJ accredited uni as you need these to become a journo.

    Examples include shorthand, court reporting (which is essentially learning the law to do with what you can and can't say) & essential law (which is just a lot of background law). Other exams include newswriting and video journalism, which I didn't sit (not compulsory for combined hons).

    Honestly, I found the law/government/academic units much more rewarding than the newswriting/practical units but there's something for everyone.
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    (Original post by HallsHelp2012)
    In part yes.

    At my uni (Portsmouth) we sit NCTJ exams - look for an NCTJ accredited uni as you need these to become a journo.
    How much is it important to study in an NCTJ accredited uni? I mean if I choose a non accredited uni what kind of problems may I have?
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    Ahh sounds very interesting! May I ask, did you have any experience before you started the course at Portsmouth? Work experience for example?


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    You can't be a journalist without the exams.

    I'm from a teeny village, I was sixth form journo/ wrote for newsletter but no.
 
 
 
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