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JRN1020 Journalism Practice

Short Description: Journalism Practice
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 100703 - Journalism
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 16 February 2019

Other requisites

Formerly JRN1000: Students who have completed JRN1000 should not enrol in JRN1020.
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 writing for the news media and the theoretical models underpinning their practices. Emphasis will be placed on the need for students to identify newsworthy information and 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 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 2, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 Online
Semester 3, 2019 Online