MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BA Journalism with Human Rights options

Final Year, Component 02

LT396-6-AU or LT969-6-AU
LT396-6-AU
Journalism and Storytelling
(15 CREDITS)

This module is about the theory and practice of narrative. You will consider the origins and enduring power of dramatic form. Through the comparative analysis of key examples, you will develop an understanding of the core principles of storytelling. You will address this primarily in the context of journalism both as a technique legitimately employed to relay ‘news’ and as a means of distorting the reality of events by interested parties. We will consider the ethical issues presented both for journalists and those employed in the public relations industry. We will consider the way storytelling techniques transcend specific media and have continued through the digital communications revolution of the past twenty five years. We will look at how some of the best journalistic storytellers have transferred those skills to longer-form writing and to fiction. In practical workshops, you'll develop your practical storytelling skills.

LT969-6-AU
Media, Politics and Society
(15 CREDITS)

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