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International Traditions in Journalism (JOUR90021)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeJOUR90021
Semester 1
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This subject examines the practice of professional journalism and its traditions across a variety of international contexts. Students will compare and contrast the intellectual and historical traditions behind the development of contemporary journalism practice in places including Australia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, and Asia. They will critically analyse how technological innovations and social transformation have driven changes in the field. Students also will engage with debates regarding the influence of international norms and Anglo-American conceptions of journalism in non-Western contexts, and reflect on the degree to which these entanglements have led to a form of modern global journalism.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • Have an awareness of the variety of intellectual and cultural traditions that lie behind contemporary journalistic practice
  • Have developed advanced expertise in comparative analysis of journalism
  • Be able to apply academic research skills to a consideration of different influences shaping journalistic practice and professionalism;
  • Demonstrate a high level of written and oral communication skills;
  • 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:

  • A reflective appreciation and knowledge of different cultural and ethical traditions
  • Capacities of cross-cultural understanding and communication
  • Capacities of independent research, analysis and writing
  • An understanding of how questions of applied judgement relate to particular societal situations and circumstances
  • Capacities of time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads

Last updated: 2 August 2019