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Journalism and New Media


The Dutch course Journalistiek Schrijven en Nieuwe Media wordt georganiseerd in semester 1

Entry requirements

This course is meant for second (and if places available third) year students of the Honours College FSW programme, Science & Society track.

Course Description

Journalism, be it in the form of newspapers, blogs, newsletters, tv shows or social media posts is a dynamic, ever changing field that reports on, and heavily influences, the world we live in.

In six meetings you will learn how to prepare different types of journalistic outings, suitable for print or online publication. You will apply this newly gained knowledge by researching, writing and editing different kinds of articles and blogs. Although the emphasis is on writing, other skills will be called upon. Gaining knowledge and understanding is important, but the next step is being able to communicate your (scientific) knowledge to a wider, non-scientific audience, using clear, intelligible and engaging English.

Learning objectives

After successful completion of this course you will:

  • be able to organize and check information in a journalistic way

  • be able to perform a journalistic interview

  • be able to write journalistic articles in different forms

  • be able to use and to some extent produce images supporting your articles

  • be able to build a news blog to present yourself as a journalist




The Hague

Study load for 4 EC (112 hours):

  • 6 classes of 2 hours

  • 5 assignments (opinion article, web news item, vlog, interview and background story), including preparation

  • Peer feedback

  • Reading


On the basis of the assignment, your particiaption in the course will be assessed as insufficient, good, or excellent.


Date Time Location
2-3-2022 18:00-20:00 Wijnhaven, The Hague
16-3-2022 18:00-20:00 Wijnhaven, The Hague
23-3-2022 18:00-20:00 Wijnhaven, The Hague
6-4-2022 18:00-20:00 Schouwburgstraat 2, The Hague
4-5-2022 17:00-19:00 Wijnhaven, The Hague
18-5-2022 18:00-20:00 Wijnhaven, The Hague


Registration via uSis, activity code 13032.

You can register for the Elective Honours Modules via uSis until five days before the start of the course.

Courses starting in semester 2: registration opens December 15th.

Contact information

Drs. H.J. de Looper