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The Master in Digital Journalism is designed to prepare students and young communication professionals for a radically new professional landscape. Students who complete this program will be equipped with all the necessary skills to work as a successful journalists or content managers in a globalized and interconnected world of information.
Students will not only receive rigorous professional training in reporting and editing functions across all new media; they will also acquire a high degree of technological proficiency and, in line with IE's entrepreneurial philosophy, develop a new understanding of the media industry's transformation while being equipped with a broad set of tools to create and run digital communication-related businesses.
As part of its practical and professional approach, the Master in Digital Journalism will focus on the development of intellectual, creative and managerial skills, with a firm foundation in ethics and critical thinking, and on training journalists who are able to deal with complexity and have a deep understanding of the contemporary world.
IE School of Communication’s Master in Digital Journalism is designed to equip students with extensive knowledge of current and emarging approaches to digital journalism and new media. This includes learning how to write and report for new digital media, developing multimedia journalistic projects and creating original approaches to strategy and production processes.
By the end of the program, students will be ready to embark on solid, innovative, entrepreneurial careers as journalists who are responsive to a rapidly changing field, leveraging their newly-acquired skill set to draw larger audiences in whichever specialist field they choose.
The Master in Digital Journalism's faculty is composed of an international group of journalists, online experts and academics who are not just renowned experts in their fields and representatives of some of the most important media companies and institutions in the world. Their ability to deliver their academic expertise, as well as their practical experience in journalism and online communication, coupled with the use of cutting-edge media technology, will ensure that your time at IE is a remarkable learning experience.
The Master in Digital Journalism is an intensive, ten-month program divided into three periods that run from October to December, January to March and April to July. Students will be attending all class sessions at our IE campus in Madrid, with a number of MediaLab sessions at our campus in Segovia.
The program comprises 4 main knowledge areas and a final project, covering the following subjects and skills:
- Final Project
The Master in Digital Journalism welcomes graduates with backgrounds in different disciplines such as Economics, Business, Journalism, Media, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, as well as Communication, Marketing and History.
IE´s Master in Digital Journalism will bring together a multi-cultural, diverse and talented group of students, that will add momentum to the learning process.
During the program you will:
- Have access to the MediaLab, our media production facilities.
- Address audiences through oral and written chronicles, reports, interviews and columns.
- Work on a final project that will form part of your own portfolio. Experienced journalists will coach you in your work, to help prepare you for the final project.
Being part of the IE community is about much more than just being an alumnus; it's about being a part of a global network of people who share a common set of goals and ethical values. At IE you will build up a network of contacts with your classmates, professors, associations and clubs; as well as benefit from the corporate relationships that IE has fostered over the years.
Obtaining your Master in Digital Journalism from IE is an investment in your future. Our graduates are exceptional people with exceptional skills, and they are in great demand from companies, consulting firms, and financial institutions around the world. This program prepares you for a bright future in journalism, communication or consultancy with a focus on global new media.
We seek dynamic, motivated, creative candidates with excellent academic and professional backgrounds who also offer the kind of interpersonal skills that will benefit the program.
There is no application deadline for a particular program start but we recommend applying as soon as possible because places in the program are limeted.
For more information about the program or the admissions process, please contact:
IE School of Communication
To be considered for admission, a candidate must submit the following with their applications:
- Evidence of completion of a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university
- One-page CV
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official university transcripts (certified translation into English or Spanish)
- English language certificate (Cambridge Proficiency, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS,EOI) for non-native English speakers. No certificate is required if you completed an undergraduate degree in English
- Photocopy of current passport
- One passport-size photo
- Duly completed application form, including all supporting documents
- Optional submission of portfolio sample work
- Application fee of 125€ (non-refundable and payable by credit card or cash)
Our rigorous selection process is geared towards selecting those candidates that demonstrate the highest potential. The process is divided into three steps:
- Submission of application form and documents
- Personal interview
- Final decision
The admissions process is a rolling process and as such there is no deadline for application for a particular intake.
More on the Admissions Process in our Detailed InformationClose
Candidates pay a non-refundable application fee of 125€ to cover administrative costs.
The tuition fees for the Master in Digital Journalism for the October 2013 intake total €19,200, including a €1,200 contribution to the IE Foundation.
Admission is valid for two years, allowing the successful applicant up to two years to reserve a place on an intake, thus allowing students to plan their experience. To reserve a place on the Master in Digital Journalism, intake students are required to make a deposit of €4,000 + the contribution to the IE Foundation (€1,200).
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