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News Journalism is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists

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The course team is headed-up by Michael Hill, a former editor of the South Wales Echo and former head of multimedia for Trinity Mirror Regionals with almost 20 years experience. In addition Michael has worked in communications, public affairs, marketing and the film industry.

He leads a team of journalism practitioners with a strong history of preparing young journalists for careers in the industry.


Cardiff University is ranked in the top 10 universities for job prospects in the latest Complete University Guide, and the university’s Centre for Journalism has an outstanding reputation for employment of its graduates - with 100% of the 2014 cohort going into media jobs.

Recent destinations include Edinburgh Evening News, South Wales Argus, European Parliament Press Office, Irish Times, Daily Mirror, Oxford Mail, SWNS News Agency and Media Wales.

Course modules include:

  • Digital Journalism
  • Reporters and Reported
  • News Journalism 1
  • News Journalism 2
  • Law, Ethics and Governance
  • Public Administration
  • Newsroom production
  • Professional development
  • Specialist modules
  • MA Journalism project
  • Work experience

All students undertake a period of work experience, with the support of course staff, to enable them to build their portfolio as part of our Professional Development module - which will help students showcase themselves to employers and compete in the jobs market.


With more than 45 years of experience of training journalist, you’ll find our alumni in newsrooms right round the world, many in top positions.

They include:

  • John Witherow – Editor, The Times
  • Ian MacGregor,Editor The Saturday and Sunday Telegraph
  • Kevin McGuire – Associate Editor, Daily Mirror
  • Hannah Waldram, Lead International Community Manager at Instagram
  • Tim Sculthorpe – Parliamentary Editor, Press Association
  • Gaby Hinsliff – The Guardian and Observer
  • Oliver Holt, Chief Sports Writer The Daily Mirror
  • Jessica Best, deputy news editor MirrorOnline
  • Oliver Kay, Sports Correspondent, The Times
  • Matt Dickinson, Chief Sports Writer, The Times
  • Donald MacIntyre,The Independent
  • Edward Gleave, showbiz reporter, Daily Star Sunday
  • Lucy Sherriff, Students Reporter, Huffington Post
  • Jessica Elgot, Breaking News Reporter, The Guardian