The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


Introduces students to the writing of feature articles as practised in professional journalism. Students will develop their research, interviewing and writing skills through a variety of assigned tasks and produce journalistic articles for publication in text and online forms. Students may be asked to attend guest lectures.

Availability2019 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)


  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Expanded their knowledge and understanding of the role of journalism in society.

2. Developed their professional writing and research skills as applicable to features journalism in print and online forms.

3. Advanced their skills in critical reflection on professional practice.

4. Further developed their professional communication skills.


The course consists of one lecture in which students are made aware of the course content and requirements followed by tutorials in the remainder of the term in which students discuss and critique their own and fellow students written projects. Students are introduced to the work of prizewinning Australian and international journalists. Students will also be required to undertake class exercises exploring the theory and practice of features journalism in print and online formats.

Assumed knowledge

CMNS1090 Introduction to Professional Writing, and CMNS1280 Introduction to Journalism.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assessment 1 - Film Review

Project: Assessment 2 - Profile

Project: Assessment 3 - Feature

Written Assignment: Writing and Peer Review

Participation: Participation

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore


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


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