Please refer to the return to campus page for more information on these delivery modes and students who can enrol in each mode based on their location in first half year 2021.
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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: 18 December 2020