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Game On: Sports Journalism Foundations (11092.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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This unit will provide you with an understanding of how journalism is practiced in the sports media industries. You will be introduced to the fundamental skills and concepts of sports journalism in a multi-platform publishing environment. This will set you on the path to developing research and writing skills to be able to report sporting events, on and off the field. You will also explore the professional and ethical differences between reporting as a journalist for a media outlet and reporting as a journalist for a sporting organisation.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Write a basic sports news story;

2. Complete basic research for a sports news story and verify information gathered to ensure accuracy;

3. Compare and differentiate the delivery of sport news content on a range of publishing platforms; and

4. Analyse the range of sports news content for different purposes and different audiences.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and one 2 hour interactive workshop on-campus per week.





Assumed Knowledge

Students should have a basic understanding of the Australian and global sporting landscape.

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