Person sitting at a mixing desk

Online Journalism

Semester 7 Semester
Winter semester
With admission restriction.


No editorial deadline, the constant updating of content, linking of articles with background information and sources, interaction with users, combinations of text, sound, image and film: online journalism offers many possibilities that classical media do not have. In seven semesters, the study programme teaches core journalistic qualifications as well as a basic understanding of technical, creative, economic and legal aspects of working for online media. Students learn to find and research topics, conduct interviews, produce, edit and present in journalistic forms of presentation. In addition, they are enabled to design content in multimedia, to use content management systems and to disseminate their work via social media. With the projects and courses on the Environment, Sustainability and Journalism they can prepare themselves in a well-founded way for fields that are increasingly important in professional practice. You can find more detailed information about the degree programme on the website of the Online Journalism degree programme.


Online journalists are needed:

  • in online and social media editorial offices
  • as editors in traditional editorial departments with special online competence
  • as mobile reporters
  • in cross-media newsrooms and developmental editorial departments
  • in departments for further education and online training
  • in freelance editorial offices with an online focus

Building on the Bachelor's degree, the following Master's programmes are possible:

Media, Technology and Society - Master of Arts


With seven semesters, the programme allows enough time to develop a solid profile in online journalism. The first three semesters serve primarily to teach journalistic basics. In the profile-building phase, there are then extensive options to choose from. At the centre of the programme are several practice-oriented semester projects, mostly with well-known partners from the media sector. A complete practical semester also provides an intensive insight into the profession. In the 6th semester, a "Window of Mobility" offers the opportunity for a stay abroad. You can find a detailed description of the study contents in the module manual (German).


The study programme Online Journalism (B.A.) is admission-restricted (grade-dependent). A six-week basic internship in a journalistic editorial office is compulsory and must be completed by the beginning of the third semester at the latest. The following school-leaving qualifications, among others, are considered admission requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualification
  • Subject-related higher education entrance qualification valid in Hesse
  • a technical college entrance qualification valid in Hessen.

A detailed description of the admission requirements can be found in the Special Provisions of the Examination Regulations (German).

Registration deadline (German certificate)



Faculty secretary's office
Manuela Schaible



in Präsenz am Campus: Dienstags 7.30 - 15.00 Uhr Mittwochs + Donnerstags 7.30 - 13.00 Uhr

Advice from students

Student advisors advise based on the experience on their degree programmes

Decision advice

We help you find the right degree programme Central Student Advisory Service

Media campus online

At you will find news and dates of all media study programmes as well as project presentations.