Journalism is the production and distribution of reports on events. Bachelor of arts (BA) degree majoring in JMS (a three-year qualification); or. Bachelor of journalism and media studies degree (BJourn) (four years).
There are no specific subjects required but relevant ones include : English literature, English language, media, psychology, sociology, communication studies, and law.
Journalism Schools In South Africa Requirement
- A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies.
- An achievement rating of 3 (40% – 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects.
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.
- English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent.
- AgeExemption(23 years or older)
Journalists can work in print, broadcast (radio and television) and digital media (online news platforms and social media). They may choose to work for a news organisation as a staff writer or reporter, or be independent as a freelance journalist or even as a news influencer. Journalists can also use their skills in other communication fields. Possible jobs include:
- Community media journalist
- Journalist at mainstream media
- Freelance journalist
- Content provider (online media)
- Copy editor
- Text editor (e.g. for a publishing house)
- Layout and design editor (using publishing or web-design skills)
- Media liaison/relations practitioner