Utrecht School of Journalism

The European Culture Webmagazine

The Utrecht School of Journalism is proud to present this European Culture Web Magazine. The Web Magazine has been produced by the students/reporters of the School’s European Culture & European Journalism Programme (EC&EJ).

The reporters/students have been lectured and coached by Marcel Bayer (senior lecturer, Journalism and Geography), Els Diekerhof (senior lecturer, Investigative Journalism and Research Fellow Research Crossmedia Content) and Brian Maston (senior lecturer, Media Studies and English Language Journalism). Joost Kahmann has been the senior technical adviser on Website publishing.

Other EC & EJ lecturers and contributors were: Arie de Jong, Ruud Hoff, Eveline de Vroom and Bram Peeters.

European Culture and European Journalism Programme
The EC&EJ programme enables journalism students to prepare for a career in international reporting. It explores a variety of topics in journalism and culture. We equip students with knowledge and skills to deal with reporting on social-cultural and cultural developments in Europe. We prepare students for a foreign reporting trip to a European city and coach them while they are abroad. Finally, we produce a web magazine including their stories (yes, the one you are reading…).

The practical units of study focus on advanced research, writing features and in-depth reporting. The program also includes courses to equip students with knowledge on important aspects of European culture from a journalistic viewpoint (on art, Islamic cultures, lifestyle, urban developments, fiction). The European Culture and European Journalism programme is offered every year from February until June.

The workload of the programme is 30 ECTS. For more detailed information see EC&EJ programme or email the coordinator els.diekerhof@hu.nl.
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The Utrecht School of Journalism
The Utrecht School of Journalism is the most important institute of higher education in journalism in the Netherlands. As the oldest School in journalism in Holland (as well as in Europe), we have educated a large number of journalists. Since 1966 the study programme of the School has combined a sound understanding of society with intense practical training and internships in journalism. The Utrecht School of Journalism has always had a strong tradition in solid newspaper journalism, but is now developing to incorporate modern multimedia journalism.

The School of Journalism is part of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication of the Hogeschool Utrecht.