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Journalistic Writing

Proficiency course in journalism, ideal for students looking for complementary studies within a Master's Programme and to turn an academic text into a work of Science Journalism.

Information for admitted students Spring 2024

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on whether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

How to register and practical information. For you who have been admitted to courses at the Department of Media Studies.

Dear student, via the link below you find information regarding registration and other practical concerns such as waiting list, conditionally admitted and more.

Timetable semester start Spring 2024

January 4: Welcome emails start being sent out from us to those admitted - to the email address you used when you applied for the course/programme at

January 4 - 11: Online registration for all courses (unless otherwise stated in the welcome email). NOTE: To keep your place, you must register online, unless otherwise noted. The welcome email contains all the information you need for online registration.

Week 2, 2024: from this date, reserves can be accepted. You will be contacted via email and will have to respond quickly to accept your place.

January 15: Start of the Spring semester.


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Journalistic writing

New Course Code JO3156 from Fall 2024 - please go to new Course Page here

The course is an introduction to journalistic writing with a focus on science journalism. It highlights ethical issues and problematizes the respective roles of scientific knowledge and journalism.

The practical part of the course consists of writing exercises and the collection of your own material as well as external monitoring in journalistic publications. Under supervision, you will write texts based on your own area of expertise.

Academic researcher or journalist - the course suits all

The course is excellent for you who would like to make your own academic text such as a thesis into a more popular science form. Also if you are a journalist and would like to understand how to turn an academic text into popular science. All by using the tools within Science journalism.

  • Course structure

    What you will get from the course

    ·      Source search

    ·      Interviewing techniques

    ·      Source criticism

    ·      Journalistic writing

    ·       Strategies for communicating research results in journalistic form aimed at a broad audience

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and practical application exercises. Course requirements:Seminars, oral and written presentations and practical application exercises are compulsory elements of thecourse. Teaching takes place in the language specified in the application information each time the course is advertised.

    For more detailed information:  course information given at course start and on Learning Platform Athena (access after registration)


    The course is examined through a journalistic work. For more detailed information:  course information given at course start and on Learning Platform Athena (access after registration)




  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • Meet us

    Meet our teachers

    Course teachers have extensive professional journalism experience internationally and in Sweden. The course coordinator is director of studies for journalism, and has taught journalism at universities in Sweden and the United States. has a professional background as a journalist contributing to the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and other international and Swedish publications, and conducts research on visual journalism and editorial processes

  • Contact


    Adress Student Counselor via or Director of Studies about the course