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Journalism and New Media

Journalism is a means to help the coherence of civil society and lubricate democratic processes. In a world fraught with conflict and fake news, the journalistic watchdog, in its ever-evolving form, has never been more important.

This minor is built on three pillars, i.e., journalism theory, journalism practice and new and emerging media. In this programme, students will focus on the theories and concepts of journalism studies as well as their application in the media, through a wide variety of genres, formats, and platforms across communities and the world.

By combining several core courses - including an introduction to journalism theory and seminars focusing on journalistic writing, video and audio production - with selected semester-long electives and block-long electives, this minor invites students to explore the intricate and challenging world of news media from the producer, consumer, and analyst perspectives. Next to larger group lectures, the more practical subjects will be covered in smaller groups so staff can optimally follow up on the individual student’s production process.

After completing this unique, journalism-centred programme, students will be able to critically analyse and produce various journalistic products. Moreover, with the acquired analytical and practical skills, students will be better equipped to either continue academic schooling or enter the job market.

Maximum number of participants: 50

Prospectus number: 5000M0001N

Class number: 7849

Language: English

Registration: via EduXchange

LEI students 8 May to 15 July 2023

TUD and EUR students 8 May to 31 May 2023


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2


Introduction to International Journalism and New Media 5
Journalism Practice 10

Select from the courses below (5 EC)

Critical Science Journalism 5
Investigative Data Journalism 5

Select from the courses below (10 EC)

Disinformation and Digital Media in a Global Context 10
Journalism and Media Education in a Post-Truth World 10

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  • Extent: 30 EC (taught in first semester)

  • Intended for: No specific admission criteria, except for sufficient level of English language skills to be able to carry out the practical assignments (writing journalistic productions in English) properly.

  • Language of instruction: English

  • Websites: not up yet

  • Coordinator: Dr Astrid Vandendaele

  • Information: Coordinator of studies

  • Board of Examiners: Media Studies

  • Education Committee: LUCL/Humanities

  • Registration:
    LEI students 8 May to 15 July 2023
    TUD and EUR students 8 May to 31 May 2023
    Register for the minor activity via EduXchange (applies to all students)
    From July, register separately for the courses via MyStudymap (only applies to LEI students).

Follow-on master's programme

Master Journalistiek en Nieuwe Media (Nederlandstalig/in Dutch)


Students opting for a 15 EC minor follow two core courses, i.e.,

  • Introduction to International Journalism and New Media (5 EC)

  • Journalism Practice: Writing Skills and Video and Podcast Production (10 EC).