Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in media and communication, Master of Global Media Communication, Master of Publishing and Communications, Master of Cinema Management, or Masters in Arts & Cultural Management (Moving Image)
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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.
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Ingrid Volkmer, Dr Carolyne Lee
This subject provides students with the skills to write at an advanced journalistic level. Lectures will present students with techniques that will enhance skills in interviewing, news judgement, narrative technique, researching, framing ideas, developing contacts and using off the record information. Students will also deal with issues of fairness and objectivity, plagiarism, libel and codes of conduct. On completion of this subject, students will have developed advanced skills in feature writing.
On completion, students will:
Assessment equivalent to 5000 words comprising the following: a group seminar paper (equivalent to 500 words) 10%, assessed throughout the semester; a news feature (equivalent to 1500 words) 20%, due in weeks 8, 9 or 10; a major theoretical essay (3000 words) 60%, due in the examination period; and participation in tutorials/workshops 10%. Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject.
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Media and Communications) |
Master of Global Media Communication
Master of Publishing and Communications
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communication)
Media and Communication |
Media and Communications
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