Wits Journalism (@journ_sa) is a programme for aspirant and working journalists. Located in Johannesburg – the heart of the country’s media – it is well placed to work closely with the industry and working professionals to ensure a rich and exciting centre of teaching, research, training and public engagement. The programme offers two streams: a career-entry route for graduates who want to become journalists; and a mid-career route for working journalists who wish to develop their skills and knowledge.
In addition there is a Masters option with specialisations in financial and investigative journalism.
Students will find the course a rich mix of practical and academic training, designed to give them both the skills they need to operate in a newsroom and the analytic and critical knowledge so important to good journalism.
Students will find themselves involved in real, live, practical journalism, ”out-of-the-classroom” learning in a range of traditional and new media. Mid-career journalists will find opportunities to upgrade their skills, and branch into new areas.