Climate Journalism, Theory and Practice (MJ5200)

Master's course
For exchange students

This course will help answer the question: How to "think globally" while zooming in on a particular climate change story, by trying out “arctic lenses” on global climate change. Perceptions and experiences of global climate change differ across the world. The climate signals of extreme weather events, the responsibility of past and present emissions, the capacity to adapt and the sense of urgency in transforming societies: it all depend on who and where you are. (The course has earlier been called Arctic Lenses: Global Warming and Journalism.)

  • Admission requirements

    The target group is master's students of journalism or media studies from our partner institutions. Please notice that you are expected to be familiar with the production of journalistic content.

  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    Application deadline: 1 October.

  • Teaching methods

    The course will be based on two week-long gatherings at OsloMet, including lectures, exercises and group work. One of the weeks, or part of one week, may also entail field work/excursions.

  • Course description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (

  • Course schedule

    The subject is taught in a block format with two sessions, each lasting five days. This arrangement is designed to allow students to take this and other journalism master's subjects offered in the same semester.

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

  • Exam and assessment

    You choose one of the following term papers:

    • A reportage which both has a global and a particular dimension of climate change, followed by a reflection paper that discusses and analyses the textual material theoretically helped by the syllabus, 15–20 pages.
    • An analytic, theory-based paper investigating a limited media output where global climate change is covered in a particular way, 13–16 pages.

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