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International Journalism - Key Skills (JOUR90020)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeJOUR90020
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This is a practice based subject taught by leading practitioners, which enables students to develop their skills in researching, writing and producing stories in an international context. Students will enhance their understanding of how news stories are put together, including the variety of new formats being developed online, and will develop advanced skills in researching and producing stories in a new and rapidly changing international media environment. The subject examines a range of different research techniques and considers how these can be applied in the context of journalists’ work. It also explores a range of logistical, communication, production and ethical challenges facing journalists, and how these can be effectively managed.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • Have developed advanced expertise in researching, writing and editing their own work
  • Be able to apply high level research skills to investigate news stories in international contexts
  • Demonstrate a high-level communication skills, including in a range of digital media formats
  • Demonstrate an advanced and practical understanding of how news stories are put together
  • Be equipped to critically reflect on communication challenges that journalists face across different media
  • Be equipped to critically reflect on a range of case studies relating to journalism practice in international contexts

Generic skills

Upon successful completion of this subject, graduates should develop the following generic skills:

  • Capacities of ethical and critical judgement in public communication
  • A capacity to undertake independent research, through investigation and evaluation of diverse sources
  • Capacities relating to the clear and effective communication of facts and ideas
  • Time management and planning skills, facilitating the effective management and organisation of workloads

Last updated: 19 July 2019