The International Multimedia Journalism is a joint MA programme based in Beijing Foreign Studies University, China, with the degree awarded by the University of Bolton in the UK.
The global media economy is being transformed. With major changes in the way stories are produced, circulated and consumed, today’s visual journalists and storytellers need new skills to meet the challenges and take advantage of new opportunities.
Students on the one-year MA in International Multimedia Journalism develop essential practical multimedia journalism skills in photography, video, audio, writing, infographics and social media. Students also gain a critical understanding of contemporary trends in the new media economy, while studying in the stimulating city of Beijing.
Current #IMMJMA students – This site provides you with a central hub for study information and resources. It includes official programme and module information; assignment briefs; deadlines; reading lists; workshop & lecture notes; calendars; as well as a ton of resources to support your study. Please don’t forget to check in weekly.
This site does not include the University of Bolton’s Student Policy Zone however and you should make sure you have that bookmarked and familiarise yourself with the information there too.
Not an IMMJ student? – If you are not an #immjma student but interested in multimedia or visual journalism – you are welcome to browse the site, and you’ll find some good resources. However many pages are just for students and password protected. If you’d like to find out more about the program head over to our public facing site at wwwimmj-ma.org
All #IMMJMA students should familiarise themselves with the related course resources & readings listed below. Many are already included in the required readings for your six modules. Others are not, but we’ve worked hard to make a tight yet varied selection of readings that you should be dipping into regularly.
- Multimedia Train – Supports you with learning the 6 basic core skills covered in Term 1
- Contently Page – Here you will find an updated collection of multimedia projects and stories to analyze and inspire
- The BBC Journalism Academy – Great site for skills training and learning
- The Masterclass Podcast – Lessons in audio reporting from some of the best audio journalists in the world (many of the reporting tips apply to all mediums)
- The BBC News Style Guide – Any writing you do should follow this style guide
- The BBC News Style Guide for Numbers – Very useful
- The Depth of Field column – Get a monthly dose of photography inspiration – co-curated by our Theory Lecturer Yan Cong
- Instagram – Our Instagram feed
- Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide – A companion website for a core textbook
PRACTICE & THEORY
- Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens This is a compulsory course in Term 1 and all students must enroll.
- MultimediaWeek – A podcast about multimedia journalism by IMMJMA staff
- Facebook Group – This is a platform to share and connect with current students and alumni. We also post regularly about jobs, inspirational works, industry news, etc…
- News Literacy by The Studio 20 program at NYU – A project by The Studio 20 program at NYU, directed by professor Jay Rosen
- Witness by World Press Photo – New thinking and new talent in visual journalism and storytelling.
- THE UNITED NATIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – For those who are engaged with building the new image making and storytelling landscape.
- Fred Ritchen – Articles in Time magazine by the Dean of the School at ICP.