Journalism Project (9035.3)
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|Discipline Of Communication And Media||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 outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate capacities as skilled, reflective, versatile practitioners of journalism;
2. Demonstrate development of insight into the process of initiating and completing a complex journalism project for public broadcast and/or publication;
3. Dmploy a range of skills and theoretical understanding they have gained over the course of their journalism studies;
4. Demonstrate aptitude in applying their training in producing journalism for different media platforms; and
5. Demonstrate skills in alternating between working individually and in small teams, and between following their own initiative and working under editorial direction.
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesAll of the following units:
5565 Introduction to Journalism,
9019 Audio Journalism,
9036 Video Journalism,
Incompatible unitsRestrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 8464 Advanced Broadcast Journalism 2
Equivalent units8464 Advanced Broadcast Journalism 2
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Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
i.You must attempt and submit every assessment item to pass this unit.
ii.Deadlines are an integral part of working in the media. Assignments submitted late without prior notification and without an extension granted, will incur a penalty and may result in a fail grade. Late assignments will also be marked without comment. If you require an extension you must ask for one BEFORE the due date. If a medical condition makes this impossible, a doctor's or counsellor's certificate should be submitted, normally within three days of the incident. Extensions can only be obtained from the tutor for valid, documented reasons. Lack of personal organisation, pressure of work, and computer and printing problems, are not considered valid reasons. Losing your USB memory stick, or having it stolen, is also not a valid reason. Always back-up your work – it is good work practice as well as providing piece-of-mind.
iii.Careless spelling, unproofed and uncorrected copy, and an inaccurate use of grammar and words will have an impact on your mark/grade.
iv.Word processing, and video and audio editing skills are assumed. Students must make and retain a hard copy of all assignments submitted. Do not rely on computer files that can be lost or corrupted.
v.If there is any doubt about the requirements of any particular assignment or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter.
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.
Some weeks during semester will be set aside for students to work individually with their tutor on the feature story. Participation in this is highly recommended and, for some weeks, will be compulsory.
For most students, this will be the final opportunity to produce industry-standard journalism that reflects what you have learned at university and on internship, and demonstrates to employers what you are capable of. Take advantage of these individual consultations and any other assistance being offered to help you achieve these outcomes.
Professional performance as a jouranlist is required. This includes, and is not limited to, familiarity and compliance with the MEAA Code of Ethics.
Required IT skills
Word-processing, and video and audio editing skills are assumed. In-class tuition in audio and video editing will not be provided because these are competencies you should have achieved in second-year journalism units.
For production and other technical requirements, assistance is available through the staff in the Media Resource Centre (in Building 9).
Links will be provided on the Canvas site for additional guidance in using audio- and video-related software.
Work placement, internships or practicums