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JOUR11-100: Writing for News Media

Description

This is an introductory subject dealing with fundamental practices of news gathering and writing for the news media. It considers definitions of news and the relative weighting of news values. Students are introduced to news writing conventions through both simulated and real-life reporting experiences. The subject analyses and implements methods of attribution and verification. It introduces students to the news interview and basic reporting assignments. Students perform reporting duties for a campus publication and community radio program.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeJOUR11-100
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Identify what is news and to understand news values.
2. Gather information from a variety of sources and assemble it into a coherent news report.
3. Write reports for print and digital news media.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of how to write for specific news audiences.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical considerations in news publishing.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Last withdrawal?08/02/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019