Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 |
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in Media and Communications, or another MA/Honours degree that has gained approval to offer this subject as an elective, or approval from the subject coordinator.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Formerly 100-420 Journalism: Practice and Theory. Students who have completed 100-420 Journalism: Practice and Theory are not permitted to enrol in this subject.
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorDr David Nolan
This subject aims to provide students with an informed understanding of news organisation and professional practice, their informing determinants and impact on news representations. The course reviews and evaluates a wide range of theoretical frameworks and research studies and invites students to apply competing models to news materials and ethnographic and journalistic accounts of professional practice. This discussion of journalism as practice is then contrasted to normative liberal and professional views of journalism as "fourth estate", "independent watchdog" and provider of "factual" information and neutral conduit of political opinion. Changing genres of journalism and news epistemologies ("ways of knowing") including tabloid TV news, current affairs programming as well as popular, serious, advertorial and online forms of newspapers are all consulted and related to wider debates about journalism in late-modern and so-called "post-journalism" societies.
|Objectives:||Students who complete this subject will: |
|Assessment:||A media report of 2500 words 50% (due mid-semester) and an essay of 2500 words 50% (due at the end of semester). Students must attend at least 80% of classes to be eligible for assessment.|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A Subject Reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject will: |
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Media and Communications) |
Master of Arts (Science, Communication and Society)
Master of Global Media Communication
Master of Publishing and Communications
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Editing and Communications)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communication)
Media and Communication |
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