Aims/Description: You will prepare and execute a substantial piece of work that either analyses an issue in journalism, or is a piece of journalism publishable on a platform of your choice. Under the guidance of a named supervisor you'll be able to choose your own topic, and in the process be able to see how almost any topic can be investigated and researched from a journalistic and academic perspective. You'll be able to make an informed choice about the nature of your project in relation to your own strengths, weaknesses and ambitions.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Journalism Studies):

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