Journalism Now and Next (11084.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Write a simple news story;
2. Complete basic research and verification for a news story to ensure accuracy;
3. Develop an understanding of news and current affairs from a critical professional perspective;
4. Identify the role and responsibilities of journalism in contemporary Australia and basic understanding of ethical and defamation issues facing journalists; and
5. Discuss the changing character of the news media industry, industry economics and impacts of convergence on traditional media and institutions.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
This unit supports the development of skills and knowledge that are fundamental to journalism, while enabling students to develop their understanding of the changing nature of journalism in our global media-saturated society. The unit provides an introduction the fundamentals of journalism news writing, research and ethics in a multi-platform publishing environment that has been subject to extensive and continuous disruption. Students will also explore contemporary journalism issues in context including debates surrounding news representation, issues surrounding audience segmentation, fragmentation and the impacts of changing news practices and environments, and the role journalism plays in contemporary public life.
Equivalent units5565 Introduction to Journalism.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr David Nolan|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr David Nolan|
Reading materials to support student learning will be provided through Canvas.
Required IT skills
You are expected to have basic digital literacies and skills in using the MS Office (or similar) suite of programs, specifically Word.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206463)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (199217)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (193908)
- UC College Trimester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (192479)
- Winter Term, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (192524)
- Semester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (184287)