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After graduation you can pursue a career in journalism. You can work as a reporter or an editor, using different kinds of media, such as print, radio, television and internet. In addition, you can become a researcher at a university or a research institute. Positions like public relations or communications officer are also possible, just as policy advisor.

Over 60 percent of alumni work in journalism, on a freelance or contract basis. Another 20 percent has media related work, like pr/communications officer or copywriter. About 8 percent works as policy advisor. A small number of alumni continues studying for a second master's degree and/or PhD. The master scored a 8.22 out of 10 in the Higher Education Monitor 2013 for 'preparation for the job market'.

De master biedt een uitstekende voorbereiding op de arbeidsmarkt. De meeste alumni werken in de journalistiek, in dienst van een nieuwsorganisatie of (steeds vaker) als freelancer/zzp'er. Anderen vinden werk op het terrein van communicatie en voorlichting, meestal in de non-profitsector of bij de overheid. Ook werk op het gebied van beleidsontwikkeling en -ondersteuning, onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek komt regelmatig voor.

Ruim 60 procent van de afgestudeerden gaat werken in de journalistiek, als freelancer of in dienstverband. Nog eens 20 procent doet mediagerelateerd werk, bijvoorbeeld als pr/communicatiemedewerker of zelfstandig tekstschrijver. Zo'n 8 procent werkt als beleidsadviseur. Een klein deel van de studenten gaat door met een tweede master en/of promotieonderzoek. De Hoger Onderwijs Monitor 2013 gaf een 8.22 voor 'voorbereiding op de actuele arbeidsmarkt'.

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  • PR/communicatiemedewerker
  • Beleidsmedewerker
  • Journalist/verslaggever
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    ‎Video Journalist/Gallery Director

    The internship I completed as part of my MA led directly to a job in journalism. After an intense year of studying and three months of work experience, my internship supervisor offered me a job as a Video Journalist. Since then, I have been promoted to Gallery Director, with creative control over my channel's live content.

    Studying in Groningen prepared me for daily newsgathering – it taught me how to make news – and also to look critically at the media content others create. That’s important regardless of whether you want to work in Journalism Studies or journalism itself; you can’t get better at what you do without reflecting on the work of others.

    Groningen’s the sort of place where other people will want to visit you. You won’t be able to keep your parents, friends or significant others away. I’ve got very fond memories of my time there, which was academically tough enough to keep me on my toes but relaxed enough to have a lot of fun.

    I’m looking forward to getting more presenting experience, something that studying in Groningen gave me a real taste for. After a year looking at such varied topics, you learn what you want to do most.

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