Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject is not offered in 2015.
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Total expected time commitment is 102-hours across the semester, including class time.
Completion of either 100-105/100-205/670-302/MECM30010 Writing Journalism OR MECM20009 Introduction to Media Writing or 100-100/MECM10002 Professional Writing. This subject is only available to students enrolled in the BA (Media & Communications) degree prior to 2011.
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100-312 Advanced Writing
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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. 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/
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 of the subject students should have:
A news exercise of 1000 words 20% (due early in semester), a major news feature of 2500 words 60% (due in the exmaination period), a tutorial presentation of 500 words 10% and participation in tutorials 10%. This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% attendance and regular participation in tutorials. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this 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:
This subject is not available as Breadth or to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts. This subject is only available to third year students enrolled in the BA (Media and Communications) 105-MC, BA (Media and Communications)/Bachelor of Commerce, BA (Media and Communications)/ Bachelor of Laws.
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