Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism La Sexta

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Francisco Sierra - Content Director of Atresmedia Digital
Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism

Master's Degree in Digital and Data Journalism La Sexta


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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

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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Journalistic innovation in digital environments

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.

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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.

Atresmedia, sponsor of the Master's degree, is the main communication group in Spain after the merger with La Sexta. The group owns television channels such as La Sexta, Neox, Nova and La Sexta, and radio stations such as Onda Cero, Europa FM and Onda Melodía. The group also owns Atresplayer, Atremedia Conecta, Nubeox and ¡Hola!TV, among others.


Francisco Sierra

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.”

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Taught by professionals of Atresmedia Digital

Side by side with the best

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.

Learning by doing

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.

Digital competences

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

1st Semester30 ECTS

  • From October to January, both included
  • 4 ECTS | Informative writing and entertainment on website
  • 4 ECTS | Mobile journalism
  • 4 ECTS | Audiovisual editing workshop for website
  • 6 ECTS | Programming, applications, tools and platforms
  • 4 ECTS | Website tracking and analytics
  • 4 ECTS | Social Media and Community Manager
  • 4 ECTS | Website design

2nd Semester 30 ECTS

  • From February to June, both included
  • 4 ECTS | Transmedia journalism
  • 4 ECTS | Data journalism I: sources and data processing
  • 4 ECTS | Data journalism II: digital tools for visualization and presentation of data
  • 4 ECTS | Immersive journalism and 360º projects
  • 2 ECTS | Legislation, ethics and citizen participation
  • 4 ECTS | External internships
  • 8 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Career Opportunities

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:

  • Editor in any digital communication medium.
  • Data journalist.
  • Editor and manager of online content.
  • Research journalist specialized in the search and presentation of data.
  • Audience analysts in digital media.
  • Entrepreneur of new media and 360º projects.
  • Community manager.


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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.