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JOUR11-100: Newsroom: Introduction to Journalism


This introductory subject immerses you in fundamental practices of news gathering and presentation for textual, digital and visual news media. You are introduced to news writing conventions through simulated and real-life reporting experiences, with the opportunity to experience work in a real newsroom with practising journalists. You will be grounded in the core journalistic values of truth, fairness and accuracy. These acquired skills are transferable across industries, including those external to traditional communications, to ensure you are a more efficient and effective communicator regardless of career path.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Analyze and evaluate what is news and understand news values. 2. Generate new ways of thinking about how information is gathered and presented. 3. Create reports for print and digital news media. 4. Apply acquired knowledge in real-world situations. 5. Demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical considerations in news publishing.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022