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JRN1000 Journalism Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication
Version produced : 21 April 2014

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

Synopsis

This course is designed to introduce students to the print news media and the theoretical models underpinning their practices. Emphasis will be placed on the need for students to identify newsworthy information and, in their news writing, achieve accuracy, fairness and balance within the constraints imposed regularly on journalists. Students will be introduced to news values, journalism research, interview skills and the elements that make up print news stories. They will be given considerable practice in writing effective introductory sentences, handling attribution and quotations, and structuring complete news stories.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 External
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2013 External