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Print Journalism 1 (6972.5)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Journalism & Creative Writing




    This unit builds on the news writing and reporting experience acquired by students in their first year. It concentrates on teaching hard-news techniques and institutes a 'rounds' system for students who will be expected to produce stories for the course's online publication. The unit looks at both print and online writing techniques, and at the legal restraints on news publication.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. generate ideas for news stories.

    2. know how to deal with contacts.

    3. understand legal pitfalls in publishing and techniques to avoid them.

    4. understand newsworthiness.

    5. write a news story for print.

    Contact Hours

    2.5 hours a week.


    Introduction to Journalism, and Reporting, and enrolment in Journalism specialisation or elective minor in journalism.

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