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One of Britain's leading industry-accredited broadcast journalism courses it provides a very high level of vocational training, preparing trainees for careers in radio, television and online news.
Leeds Trinity University College was the first UK institution to introduce a postgraduate programme in Broadcast (Radio and Television) Journalism and the Diploma is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). The programme provides thorough training in the techniques of broadcast news and is impressively successful in providing enhanced employment prospects for graduates.
Trainees spend one month on air where they produce radio bulletins and online material in real time for Bradford Community Broadcasting. During this period all of the Broadcast trainees gain experience in the roles of news editor, newsreader and reporter.
Working to tight deadlines trainees also produce the Leeds Today regional news programme, showcasing their television skills, and its associated web content. Each edition is reviewed by senior industry figures.
The postgraduate diploma in journalism is a highly vocational, calendar year programme which prepares trainees for roles as journalists in a multi-platform environment.
Our alumni are strongly represented in the BBC, commercial radio and television, and newspaper and magazine newsrooms across Yorkshire and the rest of the country.
Leeds Trinity’s continuing partnership with many of the major news organisations ensures access to placements and monitoring opportunities.
The course provides a thorough grounding in the techniques of broadcast news, writing for newspapers and magazines, and website production. Trainees work in dedicated newsrooms and studios with all trainees taking roles of responsibility as editors, producers or presenters.
Trainees who follow the broadcast pathway produce Leeds Today, a regional TV news programme that showcases television skills. They also spend a month on air with Bradford Community Broadcasting during which bulletins are produced in real time against deadlines. Trainees following the Print and Magazine pathways produce the North Leeds Newspaper and MORE magazine. Trainees on all pathways are also expected to produce online video, audio and written material for the course’s main news website.
The Broadcast pathways are accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) while the Print and Magazine pathways have National Council for the Trainin of Journalists (NCJT) accreditation.
e Course is in UCAS Extra
Core ModulesThe following five modules make up the diploma:
The MA in Journalism consists of one module which trainees may register for up to two years after completion of the Diploma.
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