Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
2 Central Square
HeadProfessor Stuart Allan
EnrollmentTotal, 500 (approximate)
300 undergraduate
200 postgraduate

The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) (Welsh: Ysgol Newyddiaduriaeth, y Cyfryngau ac Astudiaethau Diwylliannol, Caerdydd) is Cardiff University's school for training in media.[1] It is one of the journalism schools whose main universities are part of the Russell Group universities.[2] It was founded as the Cardiff Journalism School in 1970 by Sir Tom Hopkinson[3] and is the longest established postgraduate centre of journalism education in Europe.[citation needed] The school is considered to be one of the best training centres for journalists,[4] and is described as the "Oxbridge of journalism".[5]

The school is located in a newly constructed residence in 2 Central Square, having transferred from its former home in Cathays Park in September 2018. The head of the school is Professor Stuart Allan, and the current director of the Centre of Journalism Studies is Professor Richard Sambrook, former director of BBC World Service and Global News.

The school is also home to Cardiff University's Centre for Community Journalism (C4CJ)[6][7] which developed the world's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on community journalism.[8] The centre is now responsible for running the UK's only representative body for community and hyperlocal publishers: The Independent Community News Network (ICNN).

Move to Central Square

The school was formerly housed in the Bute Building of the university's Cathays Park campus. In September 2018 it moved to 2 Central Square, north of Cardiff Central railway station.[9] The school has agreed to take 42,000 sq ft (3,900 m2) in the building. The layout and interior of the building were designed by [9] Architects IBI and includes a 300-seat lecture theatre, six newsrooms, editing suites, and TV and radio studios.[9] C4CJ will also be moving.[9]

Degree programmes

Notable alumni

Main article: List of Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies people

Honorary members and visiting fellows

See also


  1. ^ "Homepage". Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Our Universities". Russell Group. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. ^ "The Osman Collection". Cardiff University. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Inside Story: The Graduates". The Independent. 1 November 2004.
  5. ^ "Media studies? Do yourself a favour - forget it". The Guardian. 3 September 2001.
  6. ^ "About Us". Centre for Community Journalism. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Cardiff University to set up community journalism centre". Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  8. ^ "World's first Community Journalism MOOC". Cardiff University. Archived from the original on 20 July 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d "Cardiff University's journalism school is moving its headquarters to Central Square". Walesonline. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  10. ^ "School of Journalism, Media and Culture - Cardiff University". Retrieved 5 May 2020.