Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours (4 hours x 12 weeks) |
Total Time Commitment:
Must be enrolled in the Master of Journalism program.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Margaret Simons
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 (including data mining) and considers how these can be applied. It also explores a range of writing challenges across different media platforms from print to online. This is a case-based subject and students will be encouraged to examine exemplary stories, to critically evaluate their key features and to then produce work of similarly high quality.
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
A project consisting of 1,000 words (10%) due early in the semester, an essay reflecting on an aspect of journalistic practice, 3000 words (30%), and a portfolio of news stories consisting of 6,000 words (60%) due in the examination period.
A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
• provide leadership in journalism at a national and global level;
|Links to further information:||http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/mcp/master-of-journalism.html|
Master of Journalism |
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