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This course enables students to understand the significance of news and sourcing newsworthy information for news writing. Students will learn the fundamental of news gathering and writing basics for news stories. Students will also be exposed to the process and practices of journalistic approaches and understanding the legal and ethical aspects of it.
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Programme Fee

Awarding Body: 

This programme is designed, delivered, assessed and awarded by SEGi University through the SEGiUniDigital Platform. 

Communication Studies
Entry Requirements: 

Age Experience - 18 Years Above 
Language Proficiency - Yes
Pre-requisites - No

Note: To enter the Diploma In Mass Communication programme's (Pathway) applicants will need to have the following pre-requisites:


i. A pass in senior high school or its equivalent with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any 3 subjects and a credit in English at O level or its equivalent;           

ii. A pass in SKM level 3 and pass senior high school with a credit in English

iii Certificate or its equivalent and a credit in English.

iv A Certificate in Media and Communication or its equivalent

  1. Introduction to News and Journalism 
    1. The newsroom
    2. The audience
    3. The watchdog role
  2. Source of News
    1. The raw material
    2. Source of information
    3. News value
  3. The rounds
    1. General tip for rounds
    2. Police/ emergency services
    3. Court/ Health/ Political, etc rounds Generating news stories
    4. Initiating stories
    5. Generate story ideas
    6. Get started with research
  4. Writing the news story
    1. Techniques for developing stories
    2. Use reporting tools
    3. Writing for the internet
  5. Interviewing and working with numerical information
    1. Choose sources
    2. Develop questions for interview
    3. Conduct the interview
  6. Working with video, audio and camera 
    1. Writing for broadcast
    2. Write a newscast
  7. Feature stories 
    1. Types of features
    2. Narrative features
  8. News photography
    1. What is photojournalism
    2. The role of photojournalism
    3. The news story structure
    4. The 5ws and 1H
    5. Inverted pyramid style 
    6. Write the body of the story

Assignment - 70%
Final Exam - 30%

Credit Transfer: 

Upon successful completion of this Micro-credential certification in Journalism (DMC), students will be able to transfer grades and credits into the following programme(s):

  1. Diploma in Mass Communication
Continuing Education: 
Upon successful completion of this Diploma in Mass Communication programme and meeting the necessary entry requirements, students will be able to progress into the following programme(s):
  1. Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons)
Career Opportunities: 

Journalist/Reporter, News Editor, Photojournalist