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Future journalists in improved education

Published: 20 March 2015

Lots of editorial work and strong connection to the industry both in terms of technical equipment and teachers. That is the recipe for sucess behind the University's new education Journalism and media.
– In journalism and media, we educate tomorrow's media managers, says the teacher Ulrika Lindgren.

Journalism and Media Studies is an updated version and a merger of the two media production programmes and the journalism programme available at Luleå University of Technology since 2007. While working on the new programme, the teaching staff collaborated closely with invited professionals from all around the country to get their views on how journalism will look like in the future.

Photo: Patrik Häggqvist
Ulrika Lindgren, teacher at the programme Journalism and Media at Luleå University of Technology.

– With the update of the education, we adapt for both today's job market and what we believe is the future, says Ulrika Lindgren.

Selects focus

The new students will stand firmly with their feet in media and communication studies which is the program's main subject. Although they choose a specialisation – television, radio or text – all students will learn the basics in the other specialisations as well.

The focus on the programme will be extensively editorially. The scientific basis will be integrated into production courses and vice versa.

Internships and final production

The final year is a sprint to get as many people as possible to bond with the media companies out there in the industry. First, a training period, then the thesis and after that the spring semester ends with a great final production.

– It's a very good opportunity for the students to do something really elaborate for their resumes, says Ulrika Lindgren.

A total of 48 students will be admitted, distributed on the three specialisations. One third of the seats are reserved for students doing the admission test, which can be a good option for those who know that their grades are not that strong.

Contact person

Ulrika Lindgren

Ulrika Lindgren, Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)911 72648
Organisation: Media and Communication Science., KKL Music, Media and Theatre, media, audio technology and experience production and theater, Department of Arts, Communication and Education