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Students enrolled in this subject will be matched individually by the Subject Coordinator to a media organisation suited to the student's interests, ambitions and skills, for a 20 day ( or FTE) placement as an intern. Subject Coordinator will liaise with workplace mentor/supervisor to ensure student's internship is productive. The internship will facilitate the application of knowledge acquired through coursework to a professional workplace. The internship will stretch the student, provide a valuable professional experience , result in published work for the student's resume, and will extend professional networks.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- acquired an extensive knowledge of the conditions, cultures and practices of a range of workplaces;
- gained practical vocational experience in an industry setting;
- develop a clear sense of the practice of journalism, what constitutes a story, and what must be done to publish/broadcast it at a professional level, to deadline.
- produce published journalism work if possible;
- applied professional concepts, frameworks and techniques in a vocational setting;
- gained significant insight into the complexities of professional decision making and management; and
- developed a capacity to critically evaluate their experience and to share their findings through written and oral reports.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- develop their research, analytical and writing skills;
- expand their skills for complex thought, documents, data, issues and societal/legal/governance frameworks;
- expand their conceptual skills and creative thinking;
- increase their capacity for effective teamwork (including contributions to team outcomes) through group discussions, individual initiative and collaboration with the workplace mentor and other staff;
- advance their communication skills through effective, timely communication with Subject Coordinator and workplace mentor/s and colleagues, contribution to seminar discussions and presentations, and participation in workplace-based discussions and reporting sessions;
- develop their management and planning skills through managing subject workload requirements and work placement commitments.
Last updated: 2 December 2019