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Introduction to Journalism (5565.7)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media


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  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176421) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165275) - View
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  • Winter Term, 2016, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (160187) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154774) - View
  • UC Term 4, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (149134) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (141138) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145570) - View

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This unit introduces students to the essential elements of journalism practice and involves intensive practical sessions writing news for print and broadcast media. The unit examines newsroom practices and cultures, the planning, gathering, selection and presentation of news, along with research techniques and interview skills. It also examines ideas about objectivity, news sources, defamation and ethics.

Learning Outcomes


1.Write a simple news story for the print media;

2.Complete basic research for a news story;

3.Be familiar with basic interviewing techniques;

4.Have an understanding of the role and responsibilities of journalism in contemporary Australia and a working knowledge of basic ethical and defamation issues facing journalists

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two and a half hours a week.





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