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Researching/Writing Stories (JOUR90001)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeJOUR90001
Campus
Parkville
Availability
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. Students will enhance their understanding of how news stories are put together and will develop advanced skills in researching, writing and producing stories in a new and rapidly changing media environment. The subject examines a range of different research techniques and considers how these can be applied. It also explores a range of writing challenges.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • demonstrate a high-level of written and oral communication skills;
  • have developed advanced expertise in researching, writing and editing their own work;
  • be able to apply high level research skills to investigate news stories;
  • demonstrate a high-level of written and oral communication skills;
  • demonstrate an advanced and practical understanding of how news stories are put together;
  • be equipped to critically reflect on writing challenges that journalists face across different media; and
  • be equipped to critically reflect on a range of case studies relating to journalism practice.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • understand the fundamental principles for making critical and ethical judgments regarding professional journalism practice;
  • able to evaluate the dynamic processes of change operating in contemporary media and communication industries;
  • skills in journalistic research, analysis and interpretation;
  • skills in writing, reporting and communicating facts and ideas;
  • time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads;
  • cultural and ethical understanding through reflection, reading and practical experience of journalists’ responsibilities; and
  • an understanding of how to market their own ideas and successfully pursue careers in an increasingly diversified and transforming industry environment.

Last updated: 29 April 2017