Course code CMNS3420Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course offers advanced study in journalism through explorations of the nexus between theory and practice. Through a variety of assigned and self-directed learning tasks, students will develop and use advanced research, interviewing and writing skills to prepare work targeted at specific audiences. Students will develop advanced problem-solving skills and a solid understanding of ethical issues pertinent to journalism.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe course will:

1. Develop knowledge and understanding of the role of journalism in society.
2. Develop writing, communication and research skills appropriate to journalism.
3. Develop skills in critical reflection on professional practice.
4. Develop an understanding of the nexus between theoretical perspectives surrounding journalism and the daily practice of journalism.
5. Develop an understanding of ethical issues associated with issues pertaining to representation
ContentThe course will examine:
1. Professional writing and research skills appropriate to journalism targeted at a specific audience.
2. Skills on critical reflection on professional practice
3 Communication skills
4. Knowledge and understanding of the role of journalism in society
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge60 units at 2000 level including CMNS2280 - Magazine Journalism.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS3420