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JOUR12039 News Writing and Reporting
News Writing and Reporting
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General Information

Overview

News Writing and Reporting is designed to extend and develop the knowledge and skills gained in Media Writing. The exercises and assignments provide instruction and practice in news writing and news-gathering for print, online, and broadcast environments. Students will actively engage with their local community, reporting on events and community organisations, local courts, municipal councils and local political issues. Students will also engage with contemporary media issues that impact on news writing, such as ethics, law, representation and ownership.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: 36 Credit Points

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2023

Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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This information will be available on Monday 9 January 2023
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Head of Course review

Feedback

The assessment items are practical written assessments with a news journalism focus. Although the topics change from year to year, the style of assessment has remained unchanged.

Recommendation

Undertake a review of the assessments to ensure they remain industry relevant, especially in relation to the manner in which they are prepared and submitted.

Feedback from Head of Course review

Feedback

Journalism as an industry continues to change, and this unit needs to reflect those changes.

Recommendation

Undertake a review of the learning resources and e-reading list to ensure material is current and up-to-date.

Feedback from Head of Course review

Feedback

The structure and navigability of the Moodle site is excellent.

Recommendation

Maintain structure and navigability of the Moodle site.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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