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One Semester Program

The semester in Denmark combines journalistic training with intensive study. In the course of an intensive one-semester program you do international reporting focusing on global environmental and climate issues, EU reporting, learn about risk reporting and expand your view on stereotypes. The work concludes in an individual multi-media production based on a research travel in or outside Denmark.

Spring Semesters: February – June

COURSE AIMS As a result of this semester you can achieve the following goals • Take your expressional skills to a new level by incorporating multimedia elements in your journalism. This is done by combining text, audio, video and photos in an online environment. • Master basic methods in news journalism with focus on global environmental and climate issues, and knowledge of specific methods in global journalism and international newsgathering • Enhance awareness of how stereotypes, national stereotypes in particular, are used in the media. Where they come from and which role they play, and how to avoid them • Attain working knowledge of the risk reporter’s tools of trade and working conditions in areas of crises and conflict and understand important aspects of the media’s role in modern conflict

Photo: Anders Hviid

or Fall Semesters: August – December


• Increased knowledge of EU affairs in general and in specific of EU-reporting with a focus on environmental issues. Knowledge about EU institutions, decision-making processes and how to work as a correspondent inside and outside Bruxelles • Experience being a correspondent in Denmark and Europe. (Research trips at students’ own expenses) • Grow as a prospective journalist by working and studying in an atmosphere that combines practical teaching with academic study • Create life long professional and personal bonds by being part of an international group of students from all over the world

Study loads and credits Course Hours ECTS Introduction and International Newsgathering



EU Workshop






Risk Reporting



Final project



Total ECTS



THE DANISH SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND JOURNALISM – OVERVIEW Education in journalism, photojournalism, graphic design, interactive design, creative communication, TV and media directing, and media production and management. A wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, diplomas, courses and further education programmes within the field of journalism, media and design. Northern Europe’s largest centre for journalism training and skills (UPDATE) with over 100 training courses and other events offered each semester. Cooperates with a large network of international partners to exchange students and teachers. Strategical partnerships with international partners on specific projects. Copenhagen and Aarhus campuses. Approx. 1460 full time students

Teaching Staff The course will be taught by DMJX staff and guest lecturers.

Level Advanced undergraduate. Students must have a minimum of one years training in journalism, and a high level in English. 8 DMJX second year journalism students will participate in this semester programme.

Network With this course you hit two birds with one stone; both getting a professional content, and a network of international journalism students from all over the world.

Admission We offer 16 places for international students, mainly from DMJX partner institutions.

How to apply See application forms on www.dmjx. dk/international

Deadline for application 15 April for fall semesters – 15 October for spring semesters. You are welcome to contact: Inger Munk or Anna Nejrup for further information

“The best thing about the course was the practical work, the detailed feedbacks and the well organised structure.” Tina Wender, Germany

“I was challenged as a journalist in ways that I have not been challenged before. I came away from each workshop feeling that I had learned more about international journalism and had improved my journalism skills.” Nadia Chiesa, Canada

“The International Semester program was definitely a life changing experience for me. Not only was I challenged on a new level as a journalist, I met some lifelong friends and had a fantastic time in the process. All of the teachers brought a lot of experience and passion to each of their respective subjects, and I came out the other side feeling like a more competent and confident reporter.” Gemma Black, Australia

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