The Build your own MA (BYOMA) short course asks challenging questions about 21st Century journalism and has some surprising answers. Journalism is a universal subject – so its ethical reach is vast. The same emotional issues that confront people in the tabloids often lurk in Tolstoy, but the popular press is often accused of manipulating emotions and reality.
Can journalists be more casual in their approach to being moral guardians, when pornography, beheadings, and other morally offensive material are just a few clicks away? The purpose of the course is to provide answers to knotty ethical problems that confront professional journalists. This will be done through case studies and applying moral reasoning to answer complex ethical questions.
The topics you cover will be influenced by your own experiences in the working environment, as well as those of your fellow students.
We will also look at a range of case studies and apply moral reasoning to explore ethical issues.
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Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
2 day creative retreat followed by 7 weeks of online learning
This course is open to media professionals with an undergraduate degree and the required work experience in a relevant industry and to non-graduates with significant and relevant work experience who can demonstrate an ability to both complete and benefit from the course. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) with minimum 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in the other 3 components or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.