Introduction to Journalism

Description

Introduces students to the professional practice of contemporary journalism through consideration of the nature and role of news and current affairs in society. Through a variety of assigned tasks, students will develop analytical, research, interviewing, production, multimedia and writing skills. Students will engage in the analysis and production of journalism with a focus on news and current affairs.

Availability

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Developed knowledge and understanding of the role of journalism in society.

2. Developed skills pertinent to contemporary journalism.

3. Started to develop skills in critical reflection on professional practice.

4. Developed advanced communication skills.

Content

The course provides an introduction to journalism theory and practice with a focus on news and current affairs in print media.
Students will develop:

  • analytical skills to assess the impact of contemporary journalism in society and articulate its roles as a provider of information, education and entertainment;
  • communication skills through tutorial and online discussion of the way contemporary news and current affairs are being discussed and framed in both Australian and international media;
  • analytical, research, interviewing, production, multimedia and writing skills.
     

Assumed Knowledge

40 units at 1000 level including CMNS1090 Introduction to Professional Writing.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quiz - in class

Project: Project - Weekly Blackboard contribution

Online Learning Activity: Project - Blackboard presentation and in-class presentation

Project: Slideshow Journalism Assignment

Written Assignment: Written Journalism Assignment

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term