WHY NSoJ

NSoJ METHOD

Our postgraduate diploma programmes are structured to suit the needs of the media industry. At the same time we factor in developments that are expected to revolutionise the media industry in the next 10 years.

Our environment is designed to allow the student to emerge out of campus mode, leave behind their esoteric cogitations and get down to business. The buzz of a newsroom with all its energy and quick reaction time will envelope NSoJ students, making them a part of the fourth estate the minute they walk in.

Core Skill Learning

You will acquire skills to confidently enter careers in television, digital radio, newspapers and magazines as well as in convergence media, which is the future of journalism, combining print, photography and video into one digital piece.

Newsroom training

Your on-the-job training begins early in the academic year. You will be allowed to try your hand at all forms of media before being tested for aptitude and choosing a specialisation that can only result in a successful career. Pedagogy is designed to factor in the rigours of news gathering from the field; developing a nose for news; production and a strong grounding in ethics.

Beat specialisations

We will shape your perspectives on events and issues that matter, locally, nationally and globally. The areas of special interest at NSoJ are Politics and Society, Business and Finance, and Arts and Culture. You can choose to specialise in one of these areas for your beat. Politicians, bureaucrats, captains of industry, social workers, artists, actors, musicians, chefs, travel gurus and sports personalities will lecture and interact with you.

Essentials

You will be grounded in the fundamentals of journalism, law and ethics to prepare you for a credible, responsible and solid career in journalism.

Live News Portal

You will work on a live news portal and develop skills to produce news videos, blogs, news features, reviews, opinion pieces, in-depth analyses and podcasts, etc.