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Journalism Internship (8117.3)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Journalism & Creative Writing

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    Syllabus

    Students will complete 75 hours in a journalism-related position with an approved organisation. During the internship, students must be actively involved in the production of content in a print, broadcast or online environment. Students must write a 500-word reflective journal which identifies the major journalistic, ethical and professional issues they encountered on the internship. The major assessment task in this unit will require students to write a feature article or produce a radio or television current affairs story. The majority of supervision in this unit will be provided by academics in the journalism program. Students will be required to regularly meet the unit convenor to discuss the progress of their assessment tasks. A seminar/lecture series on professional practice and preparing for the workforce will also be held.Students must compile a personal portfolio of news stories and other journalistic projects produced in the internship and during their degree.

    Learning Outcomes

    DESCRIPTION:

    1. understand the relationship between journalism theory and practice;

    2. write and produce a long-form piece of journalism which demonstrates research skills, analysis, evaluation and well-structured argument; and

    3. identify and evaluate the ethical, legal and professional issues associated with media-related industries.

    Contact Hours

    1 hour per week.

    Prerequisites

    Broadcast Journalism 2 or Print Journalism 2.


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