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Area/Catalogue
COMM 1064

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154901

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To introduce students to the essential skills in news gathering across all media platforms.

Course content

Students will be introduced to basic news gathering techniques for multimedia platforms including print, broadcast, online and social media. Students will become familiar with different modes of inquiry, with an emphasis on the practice, principles and theory behind effective interviewing. They will develop skills appropriate for news gathering for convergent as well as traditional news media, under deadline pressure.

Textbook(s)

Lamble, Stephen 2013, News As It Happens: An Introduction To Journalism, 2nd edn, OUP, South Melbourne

Grundy, Bruce et al 2012, So You Want To Be A Journalist?: Unplugged , 2nd edition, CUP , Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

COURSE ALERT: This course is not available to students who have completed: COMM 1023 News Writing

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 13 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
Continuous assessment 900 words equivalent 20% N/A
Project 1500 words equivalent 35% N/A
Portfolio 2100 words equivalent 45% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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

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