Broadcast Journalism programme praised by BJTC in accreditation review

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Our BA Broadcast Journalism programme has received praise by a leading industry body as its accreditation was renewed for another three years.

The Broadcast Journalism Training Council praised the programme in its review of the degree and the training facilities on offer at the University during a tour earlier this year.

The accreditation is a highly-sought after seal of approval from one of journalism’s leading professional accreditation bodies and represents a benchmark of best practice in journalism training.

In addition to the review, we can also announce that the University’s MediaCity campus will host the BJTC’s annual conference this July. The event will bring 40 to 50 programme leaders in journalism from around the UK to our campus, along with industry representatives on Thursday 4 July.

Richard Jones, Director of Journalism, Politics and Contemporary History, said: “I’m delighted at the continuing success of our journalism programme which has again been recognised by the BJTC.

“The expertise of our staff and the success of our students and graduates means we’re firmly established as one of the leading centres for journalism training in the UK.”

The BJTC report said the BA Broadcast Journalism course ‘reflects real-world journalism practices with a challenging and diverse curriculum. Students learn how to research, write, shoot and edit content to a professional standard.’ 

The panel also noted ‘elements of good practice in feedback, industry experience of lecturers, the range of optional modules, mentoring scheme, technical facilities and ambitious storytelling.’

On the University’s facilities, the report said that we ‘maintain modern, industry reflective facilities to prepare students for careers in broadcast journalism’, praising the high-quality equipment on offer. It also added that the facilities ‘reflect the latest trends and techniques used in the field including mobile reporting kits and a newly-refurbish podcast studio.’

We are also delighted to say that two Salford graduates Sanny Rudravajhala, an MA Broadcast Journalism alumnus and Nick Ransom, a BA Radio and Television Production alumnus, have been shortlisted for awards in The SJA British Sports Journalism Awards.

Sanny, a Freelance Broadcaster and Sports Commentator has been shortlisted in the ‘Broadcast Journalist’ and ‘Social Media Journalist’ categories. Sanny previously finished second in the ‘One to Watch – On Air’ award last year, which was won by BA Broadcast Journalism graduate Pien Meuelensteen.

This year, Nick, a freelance broadcaster and neurodiversity campaigner, has been shortlisted in the ‘One to Watch - On Air’ category. 

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