Journalism and Mass Communication

The majority of journalism and mass communications graduates go on to work as freelance, and occasionally in-house, journalists across a variety of media platforms. Some students go on to work in marketing or in public relations.

However, the skills you have gained in effective communication, investigative journalism, time management, marketing and writing press releases all make you suitable for a variety of roles outside of these sectors.

Visit the Prospects website to view your options with a journalism and mass communications degree

Work placements

Community Service Volunteering

Job vacancies

Professional bodies and useful links

  • Article 19 - Global campaign for free expression - Article 19 is a human rights organisation with a specific mandate and focus on the defence and promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of information worldwide
  • Brand Republic
  • British Media Online - All national and regional UK newspapers publishing online, major news magazines and British computer monthlies.
  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations
  • European Broadcasting Union
  • European Journalism Centre online - A forum for journalists, media executives and journalism educators.
  • European Newspaper Publishers' Association
  • HERO Common Room - Searches current articles around the world and links to clusters of local newspaper groups.
  • International Federation of Journalists
  • Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
  • International Public Relations Associations
  • International Women's Media Foundation
  • Journalism.co.uk - In addition to jobs and news offers advice on making applications
  • Journalism internet resources
  • Marketing Week
  • Media Channel - International media critique, often topical and well informed.
  • Media UK - The critically-acclaimed independent media directory for the UK. Listing web sites, addresses, telephone numbers and more for all areas of the online media, it's a one-stop media portal, currently listing radio stations, television channels, magazines and newspapers.
  • Newspaper internet resources
  • Newspaper Society
  • Ofcom: Office of Communications
  • Online Newspapers.com - A list of nearly 3000 online newspapers worldwide
  • Periodical Publishers Association - The periodical Publishers Association (PPA) is the trade association for UK magazine and B2B media publishers.
  • PR Week
  • Public Relations Consultants Association
  • Skill Set - Information on how to pursue careers in this area and also has a list of useful contacts and organisations that you may wish to network with.
  • West African Journalists Association
  • World Association of Newspapers - A major international organisation promoting press freedom, fosters communication between newspaper executives of different cultures and promotes international co-operation between members.

News resources and agencies

  • Africa Online - Up-to-date news on current affairs in Africa and its individual countries
  • Agence France-Presse
  • BBC News
  • British Movietone - Hold nearly a century of news material in four primary collections: Newsreels, Out-takes, TV-AM and the Henderson Collection (international events from 1895 to 1925)
  • British Newspaper Library
  • British Universities Film and Video Council Newsreel Project - Details of 160,000 newsreel stories from 1910 to 1979
  • ITN Archive - The Reuters moving picture television archive comprising all ITN's output since 1955, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and 26 000 hours of the Reuters Archive of current material, Visnews, British Paramount and other newsreels.
  • Journalism UK - Links to useful sites for journalists working in the UK
  • National Readership Survey - Detailed statistics of the nature of the readership of UK newspapers and magazines
  • NewsLab - Non-profit resource for television newsrooms, focused on research and training. They serve local stations by helping them find better ways of telling important stories that are often difficult to convey on television.
  • Press Association
  • Reuters

Radio and TV

Newspapers

UK national titles

UK regional titles