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JRN8004 Specialised Reporting (Masters)

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MARA

Other requisites

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

Synopsis

In reporting and writing on a major round or beat, journalists are expected to communicate clearly, accurately and creatively on complex ideas related to specialised areas of knowledge. This course helps students to develop their expertise in reporting the current news and ideas from a particular journalism 'round' including international stories, politics, the environment, the police and crime. Students will advance their skills in critical analysis of specialised news reporting, complex storytelling and writing with imaginative flair. The emphasis will be on explanatory reporting for the general public to facilitate the students' ability to accomplish investigative reporting projects of a high-quality, publishable standard. Students will reflect on their professional practice in the context of ethical issues and values related to truthtelling.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 External