1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
9 units of First level topics
Enrolment not permitted
PROF2003 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic introduces students to the history and functions of journalism. It overviews different journalistic styles and genres and examines the relations between media industries and news content. It also explores the relations between verbal, visual, digital and print formats.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of journalism as a social institution
  • Provide students with the opportunity to explore techniques for writing for print and electronic media publications
  • Introduce students to ethical and legal considerations when producing media publications
  • Develop students' skills in editing their own work in the production of articles for publication
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Prepare for, and carry out, interviews for the preparation of media articles
  2. Discuss ethical standards, and their implications, when developing articles for media industries
  3. Critically edit their own work, and analyse the work of other writers in the field
  4. Outline the role of a range of media publications in contemporary Australian industries
  5. Write articles at publication standard for specified digital or print media