The course has given me a better understanding of journalism in Britain and how to be a good journalist in the digital age
What do you enjoy most about the course?
MA Global Journalism is a course with various modules closely related to the sophisticated state of the media. Activities on the course range from practical and applicable modules such as writing for the media, and workshops to help improve communication and collaboration skills, to the International Journalism Week event that can provide students with new academic insights and work experience opportunities. I am glad that I got a chance to be a Student Ambassador at IJW 2022, and I was so excited to produce a creative video and interview Dr Taras Fedirko - a social anthropologist researching media, oligarchy, and war in Ukraine.
Where did you study your undergraduate degree, and what did you study? How did studying your undergraduate degree lead you to study Global Journalism?
I have been interested in journalism since childhood. I used to make small magazines in elementary school, and I loved joining the radio and broadcasting societies as I grew up. My bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning gave me experience in group discussions to interviewing people and essential stakeholders that strengthened my longing to become a great journalist.
After graduating and working as an editor in one of the leading media start-ups in Indonesia, I realised my knowledge and experience were beneficial - the media need a “Jack of All Trades” to understand various issues because journalists must always understand multiple local and global problems. But they also need to know how to write stories well and tell the truth to the public, which is why I wanted to learn more about journalism. As one of the UK’s number one departments for journalism, this course was an excellent combination to study what I need.
I have been interested in journalism since childhood. I used to make small magazines in elementary school, and I loved joining the radio and broadcasting societies as I grew up.
Tiara Hasna Rachman
What are you planning to do when you graduate?
As a former practitioner in media, I hope to get an internship in one of the media outlets in the UK after graduation. The course has given me a better understanding of journalism in Britain and how to be a good journalist in the digital age. Following that, I will contribute more to my home country since I have been awarded a fully-funded scholarship by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia for my master’s degree. I believe that the professors and guest lecturers with experience in the media industry will be a powerful provision for me to excel in my career journey. With all my skills and experience, I hope to improve Indonesia’s media ecosystem, from the quality of information to the the human resources that drive it.
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