The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


In this course students will explore the theory and practice of features journalism in print and online formats. Students will develop their research, interviewing, and writing skills by producing a variety of feature articles for publication in text and online forms.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify the role of journalism in society.

2. Apply professional writing and research skills to produce features journalism appropriate to print and online forms.

3. Critically reflect on their professional practice.


Students will read and analyse published works of long-form and opinion-based journalism and produce their own articles in a virtual newsroom. Topics will include opinion writing, reviewing, interviewing techniques, news writing, story-telling, using images, online layout, using language, narrative techniques, pitching and freelance journalism.

Assumed knowledge

CMNS1090 Media Storytelling

Assessment items

Professional Task: Assessment 1 - Review - 25%

Professional Task: Assessment 2 - Short News Feature - 25%

Professional Task: Assessment 3 - Long-form Feature - 50%

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks starting in week 1

1 hour per week for 2 weeks - weeks 1 and 11


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2