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Area/Catalogue
COMM 1062

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154922

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To enable students to develop an understanding and appreciation of current skills, procedures and issues in Australian journalism and within a global context, with reference to multimedia newsgathering and interviewing techniques.

Course content

Students will be introduced to current practices, concepts and issues in journalism, both within Australia and internationally. Students will become familiar with key theories and skills required in journalism including news values and news judgement. They will develop competencies in, and understandings of, the fundamentals of newsgathering and interviewing, and will be introduced to differences in reporting styles and technical skills across media both in Australian and global contexts. Students will also reflect on their own future career paths in journalism and identify inherent ethical and legal obligations.

 

Textbook(s)

Bruce Grundy, Martin Hirst, Janine Little, Mark Hayes & Greg Treadwell 2012, So You Want to be a Journalist? Unplugged, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

COURSE ALERT: This course is not available to students who have completed: COMM 1022 Principles of Journalism

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 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
Essay 1500 words equivalent 35% N/A
Project 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
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

Dr Heather Anderson
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School of Creative Industries

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