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Journalism, ICT and Digital Media

Summer School of Humanities, Social Sciences, Communication and Arts, 10 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 3 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1550 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 552 EUR


What is interactive journalism? How do you design applications? How do you add visualisations to your story? What are the best new tools to create digital content? Why do we need data journalism? What is an algorithm and why it is important for news circulation? How is social news different from online news? 
Few would argue that this is not the time of profound change in digital journalism and media. Mobile media and web 2.0 affordances have changed the formats, tools, interfaces, practices, and platforms of content production. Old ways of doing journalism do not apply, and new ways of producing digital content and multimedia packages to different platforms (online, mobile and tablets) are only just emerging.
This course focuses on technological innovations in digital journalism, and how ICT-related features modify journalistic storytelling in the multimedia environment.
The aim of the course is to give both a conceptual, methodological and learning-by-doing, hands-on understanding of digital journalism and computational thinking.

The course will introduce the students to:
1) digital and social innovations in media digital journalism
2) computational thinking and new hands-on practices in relation to media and digital journalism
3) research methods to analyze and assess the new digital journalism and media environment (multimedia storytelling, infographics, data-journalism, visual storytelling, news applications, and APIs)

The course is divided in three different parts:
1) An introduction to ICT, journalism and digital media
2) Methods and concepts for analyzing digital media and journalism
3) A hands-on journalism project based on ICT innovations in digital journalism

For each of the following activities, we explore, analyze, and produce media content:
1) Students are introduced to examples of industry-based innovative it-based journalistic projects
2) Students are introduced to methodological and analytical tools to assess the quality of it-based journalistic projects
3) Students are introduced to the technological tools to innovate and produce it-based journalistic projects

About the Degree

This is a summer course that counts 5 or 10 ECTS. 


  • You must be enrolled in a university programme at the time of the AU Summer University
  • If you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at the Master level, you must hold a relevant Bachelor's degree (or as a minimum 180 ECTS in your study programme
  • The application deadline is March 15th


The tuition fee varies from course to course. Find the price on the individual course page. Find more information here

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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Jul 25


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