Available in 2022
Course code

CMNS2280

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2022

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.


Content

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

PSB Singapore

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

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

Newcastle City Precinct

Lecture

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

Weeks 1 and 7

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 2

Weeks 2-6 and Weeks 8-12

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