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JRN8001 Analytical and Opinion Writing (Masters)

Short Description: Analytical & Op Write (Master)
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 100703 - Journalism
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 January 2020

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

This course advances students' understanding of the influences, practices and impact of journalistic analytical and opinion writing as they develop their ability to write news and feature articles with imaginative flair. Students will investigate major political and social issues through peer discussions, analysis and undertaking original research and writing projects. They will further explore some of the classical traditions in these areas of journalism including questions of moral certainty and argument as well as rhetorical strategies demonstrated by best practices in journalism. By developing a critical understanding of reporters' practices in editorialising and analysis of the contemporary issues affecting society, governance and humankind, the course helps students to achieve high professional standards in publishing investigative features, ideas and opinions.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 Online