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Area/Catalogue
COMM 3021

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
012057

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To extend students' news writing skills and understandings, focusing on feature writing, freelance journalism, news rounds and documentary.

Course content

Students will further demonstrate their skills in feature writing for print and online media, and will become familiar with key elements of magazine journalism and freelance journalism. They will explore documentary journalism and specialist news rounds, and will examine the effects of social media on journalism practice.

Textbook(s)

Ricketson, M & Graham, C 2017, Writing feature stories: how to research and write articles-from listicles to longform, 2nd Edition, Allen & Unwin

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 2077 Radio Journalism and Podcasts

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Online 3 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Freelance project discussion paper 1200 words 25% N/A
Applied print project 1500 words 35% N/A
Specialist media project 1800 word equivalent 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Freelance project discussion paper 1200 words 25% N/A
Applied print project 1500 words 35% N/A
Specialist media project 1800 word equivalent 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries
School of Creative Industries

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