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Long Form and Investigative Journalism (9309.2)

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

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    Syllabus

    Long form journalism, as practiced across a range of media forms, is more relevant and necessary than ever. More complex societies, institutions and political environments still require investigative scrutiny, and long form print and audio- and video-based journalism allows practitioners to tell complex stories in engaging ways. Digital platforms make long form journalism accessible to wider audiences, and offer new tools and techniques for presenting complex or detailed information. Building on skills and concepts developed earlier in the course, this unit demonstrates the importance of long form journalism, and allows students to develop into confident, reflective practitioners of long form and narrative journalism across a range of media.

    Learning Outcomes

    One completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an appreciation of the history, diversity and importance of long form journalism, and will be confident, reflective practitioners of long form journalism across different media forms;

    2. demonstrate insight into the development of long form journalism, and its continuing relevance in the digital age;

    3. demonstrate familiarity with the range and diversity of long form journalism in the contemporary media environment, and in particular how digital tools and technologies have expanded the possibilities of long form journalism;

    4. demonstrate skills and experience in the production of long form journalism across different media platforms - print, audio, video and digital;

    5. demonstrate the skills of investigation and interrogation of data that underpin long form journalism.

    Assessment Items

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    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week

    Prerequisites

    All of the following units:
    5565 Introduction to Journalism;
    5572 Reporting OR 9923 Mobile Reporting;
    9019 Audio Journalism;
    9036 Video Journalism.

    Corequisites

    None

    Assumed Knowledge

    None

    Incompatible Units

    Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 6981 Investigative Journalism

    Equivalent Units

    6981 Investigative Journalism

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