|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 3 - Undergraduate Advanced 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. Demonstrate an appreciation of the shifting demands placed on journalists, producers and editors working in digital editorial news environments;
2. Manage your own time and the time of colleagues while working under deadline pressures;
3. Demonstrate familiarity with using a content management system (CMS) and the editorial procedures required for news publication;
4. Develop and demonstrate appropriate skills and professionalism in the production of news media for contemporary journalism; and
5. Develop and apply critical judgment in the publication of material, including legal constraints.
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 introduces you to the real life rhythm of deadline-driven journalism. You will use your foundation of multi-platform reporting and editorial skills to find and report real stories to a weekly deadline. You will publish your original text, audio, photographic and video stories to innovative publishing channels. You will also be introduced to the foundations for entrepreneurship to prepare for careers in freelancing and other non-traditional communications roles.
PrerequisitesFor students enrolled in ARB102 Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) must complete 11084 Journalism Now & Next AND 11085 Street Stories, OR for students enrolled in ARB104 Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) must complete 11093 Sideline Eye: Sports Reporting.
All students must have successfully completed 36 credit points.
Equivalent units9028 Newsroom.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Scott Bridges|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Scott Bridges|
See Canvas for required and additonal readings.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
You must attempt all parts of all assessment tasks to be eligible to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
In all of your journalism assignments you are to assume your reporting is for online publication. Therefore, you are expected to aim to produce work of publishable standard, behave professionally, and observe relevant law and ethical standards.
You are to
- Observe the principles enshrined in the MEAA Code of Ethics (here);
- Inform interviewees that the work is for publication (via theowluc.com, junctionjournalism.com, or UCFM). Please speak to your tutor if this causes any difficulties;
- Not interview anyone who presents a conflict of interest, such as family, friends, or colleagues, without permission of your tutor or unit convenor - if allowed, you must disclose the conflict;
- In the first instance, produce your own original video, audio, images and text. In the event you are allowed to use material other than your own original work, you must observe copyright law and ‘fair dealing’ provisions related to news reporting (here); or use appropriately licensed content and give attribution if required;
- Not plagiarise (here);
- Observe defamation, trespass, and other relevant laws (refer to ‘Journalism Now and Next’ materials); and
- Meet your submission deadline, unless an extension has been approved.
If you have questions about an assignment, please do not rely on rumour. Use your journalism skills and go to the source – your tutor or unit convenor – and check the facts for yourself.
As this unit is premised on students demonstrating experience-based simulated workplace learning, it is very difficult to demonstrate that learning without having engaged with the experience. For that reason, attendance at all classes is strongly encouraged. Success in this unit will be very difficult without ongoing engagement.
Required IT skills
Foundational IT skills (e.g. word processing, use of web-based platforms).
Work placement, internships or practicums