Lessons will run until April 2011. In April, May and June students will have to complete their end-of-course assignments. The group will be divided into smaller groups of three students. They will have to produce a written investigative piece with photos/illustrations.
University: HAUTE ECOLE GALILEE
Level of study: Master programme
Fields of Study: Journalism; Radio/TV Broadcasting; International Relations, European Studies, Area Studies
Description: The course calls on project-based learning and multiple partnerships with European bodies. Workshops are given by acknowledged European professional journalists, who combine first-class teaching with practical experience in the field.
For their second assignment, they will have to choose between video or radio reportage. Over the three months, each group will receive technical coaching according to the media they have chosen and they will be accompanied by a journalist chosen by the IHECS for his/her practical insights into EU reporting. The work will then be presented at the end of June before a jury composed of media professionals.
This programme might be subject to minor changes.
- Policies, programmes and Community decision-making mechanisms (30h)
- Brussels based correspondent (10h)
- Deciphering current affairs (25h)
- Debating Europe (15h)
- Journalistic techniques: European editorial and critical analysis (15h)
- Journalistic techniques: explaining Europe (15h)
- Journalistic techniques: regional journalism (20h)
- Computer-assisted reporting (15h)
- Reporting Brussels from Brussels (10h)
- Challenges ahead for European journalists (10h)
- European Web journalism:EU blogs/websites (6h)
- European Web journalism (16h)
- Photo journalism (20h)
- TV journalism (25h)
- Radio journalism (20h)
- Lobbying case studies (4h)
- Focus on the European Parliament (5h)
- Focus on the Council and European Council (5h)
- Non-institutional sources (5h)
- Democratic issues of active European citizenship (5h)
Visit to the Belgian office of the European Parliament, session on the Europa website, visit of the press facilities of the European Parliament
Meeting with the International Press Association (API)
Meeting with a spokesperson from the European Commission
Visit of Europe by Satellite (EbS) audiovisual facilities
Educational admission requirements: Access to the Executive Master in European Journalism is subject to specific criteria, related to subjects previously studied. Master’s and bachelor’s degrees in journalism are eligible as well as master’s degrees in social sciences, political sciences, literature and translation but these will be analysed on a case by case basis, a written dissertation might be requested.