MECM30010 Writing Journalism
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Total 30 hours: a 1-hour lecture and a 1.5-hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
MECM20009 Introduction to Media Writing
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
670-302 Writing Journalism
Must not be taken concurrently with MECM20009 Introduction to Media Writing without Coordinator’s approval.
|Core Participation Requirements:|| |
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorMs Louisa Lim
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject teaches the craft of writing hard and soft news stories for a range of digital and print mass media news publications. With an emphasis on news writing, students learn what news is and how (and why) news priorities and story treatment may differ between print, broadcast and online. The subject also looks at how traditional news writing differs from other forms of journalistic writing such as blogs or opinion/comment pieces. Students learn how accuracy, as well as clear and concise language, is vital to all kinds of journalistic writing as well as the critical differences between creative writing, public relations writing (PR) and journalistic writing. The subject introduces the core skill of interviewing with students provided with ample opportunity to put into practice what is covered in both lectures and classes. The subject also looks at professional codes of ethics and editorial policies. On completion of this subject students should have a strong grasp of current journalistic practices and required skills.
|Learning Outcomes:|| |
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
An online subject reader will be available.
|Recommended Texts:|| |
Lamble, S., 2011, News As It Happens, OUP
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Generic Skills:|| |
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
|Links to further information:||http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/culture-communication|
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