About the Department
In a dynamic and globalised communication world, Journalism, as a discipline, plays a central role in keeping people up-to-date with current affairs. The Department of Journalism’s mission is to train media professionals who excel in the field of journalism and thus add its voice to changing world media. TUT journalism students are trained to be ready for the world of work and to be at the cutting edge of communication.
Steeped in the fundamental skills of reporting, investigating, writing and broadcasting, essential for any successful journalist, students are empowered, through a multimedia approach, with skills required by contemporary media to package news stories using several news platforms for television, radio, newspaper and online publications. We have the state-of-the-art equipment ranging from online publishing to editing and layout for print, as well as radio and television. Moreover, students are involved in the production of a printed weekly local community newspaper, Rekord Noweto.
Our graduates have a strong placement record in entry-level jobs in the media industry and other private and/or public organisations in need of young South Africans with journalistic skills. TUT Journalism provides ideal theoretical and practical education for future award-winning South African journalists and we are proud to have produced successful and well-known journalists in the country.