Digital Journalism

The Executive Master of Arts in Journalism at the Hamburg Media School focuses on digitalization in Journalism. 

The Journalism Program for the Digital Media Market

Journalism laboratory for digital experiments – Study Digital Journalism while you work

In their daily lives, many journalists notice a lack of support in professionally managing the challenges presented by dynamically changing media. They continue to foster a steadfast dedication to and passion for their profession.

The force of the digital tide that washes over journalists may threaten to shake us from time to time. Still, the duty of a journalist must never be called into question. Today and in the future, journalists continue to bear a social responsibility: to protect information sovereignty and freedom of communication in our society. For this reason, we need sharp minds that learn to respond self-critically to digitization, that inspire enthusiasm for shifting media in their editors, and that initiate sustainable projects.

Our program offers all of the tools needed to achieve this goal, serving both as a motor for innovation and a space for reflection. This course creates an experimental safe space in which students can try out innovations and new business ideas, and in which they can immediately integrate what they learn into their daily practice. This means that the problems they will face in their professional lives on a daily basis can be discussed in seminars in the absence of the typical pressures of time and productivity, which in turn allows them to draft and implement appropriate solutions. In this regard, the master’s program serves as a journalism laboratory for the media sector, be it in terms of technological advancement, new forms of journalism, financing, or editorial management.

If you would like to know more, we invite you to have a look at our website. Do not hesitate to contact us or to visit our next information event.

Be innovative, stay responsible!

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Stephan Weichert
Program Director of Digital Journalism (EMAJ)

  • Our Program at a Glance
    • Application deadline

      July 15, 2015
      Early admissions: February 15, 2015

    • Classes start
      September 24, 2015

    • Location

    • Program duration
      24 months (the program can also be completed over 36 months)
      This is a continuing education program with 48 required attendance days and 28 independent study days

    • Seminar times
      Intensive seminars on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (half-day)

    • Requirements
      Undergraduate degree (BA, MA, German Diplom), 210 ECTS, at least one year of professional experience as a journalist (freelance), editor, or similar experience.

    • Degree awarded
      Executive Master of Arts in Journalism

    • Accreditation
      This degree is awarded by Hamburg University, is nationally accredited in Germany, and recipients are eligible to become doctoral candidates. 

    • Tuition
      21,500 euros 
      Reduced tuition and payment plans are available


    • Scholarships
      Partial scholarships are provided by partner companies annually

    • Certification
      This program is ACQUIN certified

Additional information about the Digital Journalism program