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Journalism and New Media


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Course Description

When building bridges between science and society, academic language does not suffice. In the media course that was designed for the Honours College FSW, you will learn to present complicated content in journalistic genres aimed at a wider audience.
In this course, you will select topics that are related to your theme. You will explore a variety of journalistic genres by writing an opinion article, an online news item, an interview and a background story. You are offered the possibility to develop your interviewing skills and contribute to editing your peers’ background stories. You will get an introduction in the use of photographs and images. You will practice integrating written language and visuals by setting up a weblog.

The media course adds a number of important skills to your competencies as Honours student: observing carefully and listen critically, choosing an interesting and creative angle for your story, telling a story in a clear and compelling way – keeping in mind the perspective of your audience. You also train in providing systematic feedback on your peers’ writing products.

Learning objectives

After successfully completing this course you are able to:

  • Formulate a well-founded opinion in an accessible way

  • Recognise the news value of scientific research and present it to a wider audience

  • Edit your peers’ writing products




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

  • Peerfeedback

  • Reading


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


English spoken:

Date Time Location Room
10-2-2021 18:00-20:00 Wijnhaven 360
24-2-2021 18:00-20:00 Wijnhaven 360
10-3-2021 18:00-20:00 Wijnhaven 360
31-3-2021 18:00-20:00 Wijnhaven 360
14-4-2021 18:00-20:00 Wijnhaven 360
28-4-2021 18:00-20:00 Wijnhaven 360


Date Time Location Room
10-2-2021 18:00-20:00 P. de la Courtgebouw B103
24-2-2021 18:00-20:00 P. de la Courtgebouw B103
10-3-2021 18:00-20:00 P. de la Courtgebouw B103
31-3-2021 18:00-20:00 P. de la Courtgebouw B103
14-4-2021 18:00-20:00 P. de la Courtgebouw B103
28-4-2021 18:00-20:00 P. de la Courtgebouw B103


Registration via uSis, activity code 15646 (Dutch) or 15647 (English).

Contact information

Drs. H.J. de Looper