FHWien der WKW

MA (CE) Cross-Media and Data Journalism

  • Master of Arts (CE)
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 3 semesters
  • Vienna
  • 20 places

Become a digital professional with a Master’s degree in three semesters: Learn all the steps of digital storytelling, from idea to research, multimedia implementation and cross-media marketing. With a choice of specialization in cross-media or data journalism.


  • Digital storytelling skills as a foundation, followed by a choice of cross-media or data journalism specialization.
  • Only academic training program in the German-speaking world that teaches programming for journalistic applications.
  • 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 applied informatics with 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 or data journalism projects in small or large teams;
  • Use digital technologies for journalism in an economically, legally, ethically and critically informed way.

Entry requirements

- completion of a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree with at least 180 ECTS credits at a recognized domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution,
- 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).

The professional orientation of the first degree is explicitly left open, because specific subject or departmental expertise in the professional field is an advantage.


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:
€ 16,900 for the whole MA (CE)-program (3 semesters)

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