Study journalism and learn the practice of multimedia journalism in AUT’s state-of-the-art newsroom and production facilities.
Kickstart your journalism career in an exciting and fast-changing media landscape that remains essential to an informed society. Study at a journalism department known nationally and internationally for its research, programmes and the industry experience of its lecturing team.
Technological change has transformed the world of journalism. But behind the digital wizardry of today, the principles at the heart of all good reporting – accuracy, fairness and ethical truth-telling – are as fundamental and important as they ever were. Professional journalism skills, including high-quality writing, the ability to verify information and a talent for interviewing, are needed to cut through the noise. And that’s why AUT graduates are in strong demand.
This is part of the Bachelor of Communication Studies.
Start date: 2021
Start date: 2022
At AUT, you’ll gain experience in news reporting across multiple platforms and the sub-genres of journalism, including daily news work and investigative feature writing. You’ll also study bicultural reporting, cross-cultural reporting, and media law and ethics.
Learn on the job in our celebrated Te Waha Nui newsroom, taking part in live reporting and the publication of your stories. You’ll take your newfound reporting talents and develop them further during an internship at one of a range of leading news organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand. Editors know our students produce publishable work and strongly support our programme.
You also complete courses from your second major and your chosen minor(s).
Enrolment in courses is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of courses
Majoring in journalism will prepare you for a wide range of roles, including:
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