Journalism, Innovation and Social Media (MJ4501)

Master's course
For exchange students

This course aims at encouraging critical journalism combined with analysis and debate regarding changing conditions for journalism due to digitalisation, ownership structures and social media platforms’ impact on the media industry.

  • 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.

  • Content

    The course aims at deepening the knowledge about the changing conditions for news production, distribution and consumption brought forward by new technology, ownership structures and new business models for funding of journalism.

    The focus is on digitalisation, innovation and media policy in global and Norwegian media markets. Key research issues include:

    • To what extent do digitalisation, innovation and media policy affect the development of journalism in various countries?
    • In what ways are news media dealing with the changes brought forward by digitalisation, innovation, ownership structures and media policy?
  • Teaching Methods

    • lectures
    • workshops
  • Course Description

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

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

  • Exam and Assessment

    A term paper of 13–16 pages.

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