Introduction to Journalism

Course code CMNS1280Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will have:
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.
ContentThe 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.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge40 units at 1000 level including CMNS1090 Introduction to Professional Writing.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Lecture
Student Projects
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Projects
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS1280