FHWien der WKW

Academic Expert for Cross-Media Journalism

  • Academic Expert for Cross-Media Journalism
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 2 semesters
  • Vienna
  • 20 places

In the fight against fake news, journalists who can use digital research tools and innovative storytelling formats are more in demand than ever. As a graduate of this hands-on course, you will be able to turn fact-based research into audiovisual stories and publish them on digital channels in a way that is appropriate for your target audience.


  • Specialize in multi- and cross-media storytelling, building on your experience in one media genre
  • Conceptualize and produce podcasts and web videos on current topics
  • Develop social, communicative and entrepreneurial skills, such as format development, project management in diverse teams and communication with users.
  • Expand your network and portfolio through project work with experienced teachers from the industry.

Focus & Qualifications

Designed for experienced journalists and editors, the course combines journalistic storytelling, digital technologies and modern media and project management. Graduates will be able to

  • demonstrate knowledge of the functionalities, formats and production conditions of digital journalism;
  • use fact-based journalism in the fight against fake news and disinformation on social media;
  • develop and implement digital formats and storytelling for journalistic topics in a way that is appropriate to the target audience;
  • manage cross-media projects in small or large teams;
  • use digital technologies for journalism in an economically, legally, ethically and critically informed way.

Entry requirements

- completion of secondary school or apprenticeship training,
- at least two years of relevant professional experience (incl. internships and traineeships)
- as well as very good knowledge of German (native speaker or C1 level).


Application mode:

Appointment for the admissions process:

Admission procedure:
Send all documents (letter of motivation, résumé, certificates) to weiterbildung@fh-wien.ac.at

Start of studies:
February 2024

Study information days:
Dates on the website: https://www.fh-wien.ac.at/en/?cat=161&post_type=event#start

Tuition fee:
€ 9,400 for the whole Academic Expert program (2 semesters)

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