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Student profile: Those interested in studying and obtaining the degree of Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism from Nebrija University will seek specialization in the communication and digital information sector in all its new aspects. They should be restless, have critical judgment and be willing to report on current issues through the most innovative platforms. They will be people familiar with the latest technological tools, capable of adapting quickly to new processes of content creation and management. They can be journalists with or without experience, graduates in related degrees, such as advertising or marketing, or graduates in various specialties who are interested in academic or professional research, where the analysis of data sets and their visualization is necessary.
Graduate profile: Professionals specialized in the field of digital and data journalism, with advanced technological knowledge and skills, which are necessary to work in an online communicative environment where media converge and platforms multiply, leading to a consumption of diverse and changing information content.
Official Degree:Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism
Center responsible:Communication and Arts School
Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Openings available: 30 in the class attendance modality, 35 in the distance learning modality and 35 in the blended modality.
Total Credits:60 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year.
Full-time: Minimum 30 ECTS credits and maximum 60 ECTS credits.
Part-time: Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 30 ECTS credits
Academic year in which it was implemented: 2013-2014
Duration: 1 year. From October to June
Schedule: from Monday to Friday, afternoons
Type of Education: Classroom attendance / Blended / Online
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The technological revolution has transformed the world of communication and journalism. New ways of developing and consuming information require professionals capable of handling a large number of digital tools and of analyzing a growing volume of information. Proposals as innovative as Data Journalism, 360º projects and Immersive Journalism are being implemented very quickly in the media, thus creating new job opportunities.
Through this program, students master the process of planning, creating and designing content for digital media and learn to be journalists in this field in which press, radio and television converge.
Nebrija University offers the Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism, where the student is taught to be an editor in the field of digital communication, data journalist, editor and manager of online content, entrepreneur of new media and 360º projects, research journalist specialized in data management and visualization, community manager or, among other career opportunities, audience analyst in digital media.
The program has a faculty that is immersed professionally in the digital and data world that, from a practical point of view, will instruct the students in the creation, planning and dissemination of content adapted to the most avant-garde formats.
The collaboration with the Atresmedia Group guarantees training that is closely associated with the professional world and with the needs of the transmedia area. The Master's degree will have professors who are professionals of the group and will use materials from it. In addition, the agreement with Atresmedia facilitates our students to carry out internships in the group's various digital areas.
Nebrija University has, on the other hand, numerous collaboration agreements with communication groups, multimedia companies, online areas of audiovisual and journalistic companies and creators of digital content that favor carrying out training internships.
Content Director for Atresmedia Digital.
“Information digital media have already become one of the main and most followed informative references. All traditional media are already in the network and competing with each other 24 hours a day. And journalists are in a process of constant adaptation to the demands of the new audience and new technologies that allow interaction with a non-passive audience. An audience that participates and uses social networks. The user demands an informative immediacy, in real time and at the service of the current demands. The challenge of information is to be accessible in real time and on all types of platforms. The information flows through the Network, and is shared and recommended. The journalist has to maintain the essence of the art of knowing how to tell stories, with the ethical and deontological criteria of the profession, together with a constant renewal in learning to use new managers and platforms.”
First-class visiting and masterclass professors, such as Ignacio Mata (Dircom of Atresmedia), Antonio Delgado (project creator in Data Journalism), Francisco Sierra (Content Director at Atresmedia Digital) and Joaquín Castellón (Director of Data Journalism at laSexta Noticias), among others.
This master's degree applies the Learning-By-Doing philosophy, which consists of learning by doing things, and guarantees a high practical focus in the classes.
The curriculum integrates the digital competences applied to the journalistic information sector, which facilitates the training of multidisciplinary professionals of high employability.
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All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must complete 60 credits
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As established in Article 16 of RD 1393/2007, modified by RD 861/2010, students who meet any of the following conditions may access these studies:
For the proposed master's degree, the Bachelor's Degrees in Journalism, Audiovisual Communication and/or Communication will be especially valued.
In addition to the legal requirements, the University requires passing its own entrance exams, the Admission Tests.
The admission process to the Master's degree begins by sending the following documentation by post or courier to the Postgraduate Admissions Section:
Once the documentation has been received and it has been verified that the degree submitted grants access to Master's studies, as established in Arts. 15 and 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, candidates take the proficiency test for the chosen program, which is carried out by the Promotion and Admissions Department. This test is carried out in person in Madrid, as well as in various Spanish cities and, additionally, it can also be taken remotely (online).
The proficiency test, which aims to analyze the student's abilities to complete the Master's program, assesses the profile and abilities of the candidate, so it does not require prior preparation and allows the student to receive more comprehensive and personalized advice about his/her academic and professional options. This proficiency test consists of two parts: the first is an aptitude test with which the maturity of the student is assessed, and the reasons that lead him/her to study at our University are analyzed. The second is a specific test for the chosen program.
Once the different phases of the admission tests have been carried out, the candidate holds a personal interview with the Master's Coordinator, who makes a report on the candidate's skills profile, their degree of maturity, their personal interest in the Master's degree and their adaptation to the degree, which is attached to the file to be studied by the Admissions Committee. In the case of taking the written tests remotely, the personal interview will be carried out via videoconference.
Once the admission tests are finished, the Admissions Commission, made up of heads of the Department itself, the Registrar, and the Admissions and Promotion Department analyzes the results and documentation submitted by the candidate and approves or rejects the application. The candidate receives written information about his/her admission, which is provided by telephone, regarding the result of the admission process and the formalization of his/her enrollment in the Program, as well as the final documentation that must be submitted, duly legalized, etc.
The weighting of these admission tests is specified below:
After registration, the candidate proceeds to formalize his/her enrollment, choosing subjects online and completing the required information.
Throughout the process, the candidate is in constant contact with the Promotion and Admissions Department and with the academic managers of the Program, who advise his/her if there are any questions.
The admission criteria for students enrolled in degrees taught in the distance learning or blended modalities will be the same as for those of the class attendance modality, but will have the following additional criteria:
Once the admission has been communicated, the candidates must reserve their place. This economic pre-enrollment guarantees the candidate's place at the University.
Pre-enrolled candidates who wish to formalize their academic enrollment at the University must, within the indicated deadlines, follow these steps:
The specific regulations for the change of modality are set out below, Article 7 of the General Student Regulations:
General Student Regulations
Article 7. Changes in enrollment
If the student, being enrolled in a certain degree, subject, elective or program decides to change his/her enrollment, he/she must request it in writing and send it to the Registrar's Office for authorization.
Students who wish to change the modality in which they study a degree, from the class attendance modality to the distance learning modality, or vice versa, must request it in writing to the Registrar's Office, which will authorize it or not, depending on the having the report from the Department, which will hold a personal interview with the student who wishes to change modality, in which the interviewer will assess whether the candidate's work and personal situation, their time availability, etc. is compatible with the normal development of the teaching-learning process and activities with the expected study load. As a result of this joint analysis, which will entail a mutual exchange of information, the student can receive advice regarding his/her real possibilities, the recommended annual study load, the mandatory presence in some activities (exams, etc.) or even, where appropriate, reject his/her candidacy if a probable impossibility of satisfactorily carrying out the programmed educational activities is detected.
The objective criteria that will be used to authorize or not the change of modality will be the following:
The above criteria will be applied for the change of modality in both directions.
The authorization will take effect only from the academic year following the one in which the change is requested. Meanwhile, the student will have, for all purposes, the status of student of the program in which he/she is enrolled.
The change of elective, program or modality in no case supposes any right of the student to request the reimbursement of any amount already paid, or that he/she was obliged to pay.
The faculty of the School of Communication and Arts is made up of professionals from each field of specialization, who develop a teaching method based on the conviction that what we learn, we learn by doing it.
Integration into the profession is based on the incorporation of professionals such as associate professors who guarantee each program, on a teaching methodology inspired by the learning-by-doing model that impacts the experiential aspect in the classrooms and in the activities of academic extension.
The Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism - La Sexta has a close relationship with the Atresmedia group, especially with Antena 3 and La Sexta, which benefits the students and the validity of the curriculum.
The Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism trains professionals who in the future may work as the following:
The NIPHO Journalistic Competition is a pre-professional activity in which our students show the knowledge, competences and abilities they have acquired during their education at our university.
The aim is to make them feel like authentic journalists, editors, cameramen, presenters, announcers, photographers and editors.