Available in 2018

Course handbook


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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

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


The 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

Assumed knowledge

60 units at 2000 level including CMNS2280.

Assessment items

Presentation: Assessment 1 - Parts 1 and 2 Presentation Seminar/Reporting

Journal: Assessment 2 - Electronic Journal (Blog form)

Project: Major Assessment: Work of Journalism

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct and PSB Singapore


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


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

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for WEEKS 2-11 Major Assessment Draft Consultation and Submission 2 hours per week for 2 Weeks (Weeks 12, 13)