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Executive Master in European Journalism: it’s our concern!

Submitted by on June 21, 2013 – 10:50No Comment

The cor­ner­stone of democracy!

Mobile phone rates get­ting ever cheaper. Reas­sur­ance that any goods bought any­where in Europe can be returned within seven days at no cost. Strict hygiene and qual­ity test­ing for all our food sup­plies. Clear and trans­par­ent infor­ma­tion made avail­able to con­sumers. For all these advances and many more, we should give thanks to Euro­pean Union policies.

Yet there are also down­sides to the EU. It tried for exam­ple to dilute the rosé wine cat­e­gory, by call­ing it a blend of red and wine. The sys­tem it cre­ated to reduce the indus­trial sector’s CO2 emis­sions is increas­ingly under threat from indus­trial lob­bies. More­over, the EU’s dras­tic aus­ter­ity mea­sures have been blamed for almost bring­ing south­ern Euro­pean coun­tries to their knees.

For bet­ter or worse, our daily lives are con­stantly influ­enced by the out­comes of EU decision-making. No jour­nal­ist can ignore this fact. Con­se­quently, the dis­tinc­tion between domes­tic and Euro­pean report­ing ? for­merly regarded as two sep­a­rate jour­nal­is­tic fields ? is grad­u­ally dis­ap­pear­ing. Today’s jour­nal­ists must work in a multi-disciplinary world. It’s cru­cial that they know about Europe. Report­ing the EU is not about cov­er­ing for­eign affairs, but more to do with cov­er­ing top­ics that affect national and regional poli­cies. Euro­pean cit­i­zens are enti­tled to receive qual­ity infor­ma­tion on laws that affect them. And jour­nal­ists have some respon­si­bil­ity for pro­vid­ing that information.

That is why we at IHECS decided to set up an Exec­u­tive Mas­ter in Euro­pean Jour­nal­ism, a degree that aims to empower jour­nal­ists cov­er­ing Europe.

10 key advantages

  1. One year of spe­cialised stud­ies, in Brus­sels, in the heart of the ‘EU’s machinery’.
  2. 310 hours of manda­tory classes and work­shops, 60 credits.
  3. An optional trainee­ship, a super­vised writ­ten and video thesis.
  4. Teach­ing in Eng­lish. Inter­na­tional classes.
  5. Teach­ing in small groups.
  6. Active teach­ing, com­bin­ing the­ory and practice.
  7. Euro­pean pro­fes­sion­als, work­ing as teachers.
  8. Numer­ous part­ner­ships with the Euro­pean insti­tu­tions and media bodies.
  9. Jour­nal­ism and Euro­pean affairs, skills which are much in demand at Euro­pean level.
  10. A step­ping stone to employ­ment, in a promis­ing market.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion and registration

IHECS web­site

Our brochure

Con­tact Anaïs Jou­ni­aux – Exec­u­tive Mas­ters Assis­tant anais.jouniaux@galilee.be

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