You will undertake all the main digitial newsroom tasks, tackling real stories in the heart of a busy capital city. Each member of the course is assigned a political ward as his/her news 'patch' and is expected to produce regular stories from the area during the year. You undertake active Easter attachments on national and regional newspapers, testing your newly-acquired skills in the real world.
The course concentrates on the fundamental skills of journalism:
You are also taught sub-editing, layout and design skills in page make-up using the most up-to-date Quark publishing technology. In the second term, you operate bi-weekly production days, creating your own full colour newspaper and online digital equivalent. You must master TeeLine shorthand during the course.
Our guest lectures, many of whom are former students and now famous journalists in their own right, regularly come to Cardiff to share their experiences.
Students should apply for their course using the Online Application Service.