What tasks can and should journalism assume in a democratic society? Which research methods exist and how can we train good journalists? The four-semester master’s program combines academic theory with practical journalism, thus qualifying graduates for a broad range of challenging roles in media and equipping them with a knowledge of methodology and the latest research in the field of communication. Students also work together to prepare media products in project workshops—from magazines and online portals to entire radio and TV shows. Internships undertaken during the program enable students to gain hands-on experience and establish contacts with editorial offices.
Encouraging quality journalism is the guiding principle and overall objective of this program. In a media landscape in which PR strategies and search engines increasingly influence the practice of reporting, the master’s in journalism and mass communication seeks to train journalists for whom thorough research, an impartial appreciation of the facts, professional skepticism, comprehensible reporting, and independent judgment form the cornerstones of the trade.