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 specialisations "Science and Data" and "International Journalism and Europe", they can prepare themselves well for two fields that are becoming increasingly important in professional practice. You can find more in-depth information about the study programme on the website of the Faculty of Media.
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). Part of the admission requirements is an internship. Please inform yourself on the website of the Faculty of Media. 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).
Advice from a student
Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation findet keine Sprechstunde am Campus Dieburg statt. Als Alternative bin ich per Mail unter firstname.lastname@example.org zu erreichen. Es besteht auch die Moeglichkeit einen Termin fuer eine virtuelle Sprechstunde zu vereinbaren. Und bitte keine falsche Vorsicht, ich bin auch nur Studierender ;-)