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This practice-based subject focuses on the history, principles and techniques of business journalism in the context of rapidly changing communications technology and global capitalism. Students will learn basic skills for analysing the performance of businesses and conducting journalistic research on international business performance, as well as learning how to produce and edit financial and business journalism for a variety of multi-media formats and platforms.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
- Be able to critically examine and assess the performance of international businesses, as a basis for generating journalistic stories
- Be able to investigate and identify issues in contemporary international business and financial settings
- Develop skills in the production and editing of financial and business journalism for a variety of multimedia formats and platforms
- Gain an informed awareness of the international market for business journalism, and how this is changing
- Be equipped to critically and ethically reflect on a range of case studies relating to business journalism practice in the international context
Upon successful completion of this subject, graduates should develop the following generic skills:
- A capacity to undertake independent research, through investigation and evaluation of diverse sources;
- The ability to locate and evaluate financial information;
- Capacities relating to the clear and effective communication of facts and ideas;
- Time management and planning skills, facilitating the effective management and organisation of workloads;
- Capacities of ethical and critical judgement in public communication.
Last updated: 3 November 2022