This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of media writing. You will learn techniques for news, feature, copy, online, script and media release writing, and will produce a package of practical work showcasing different writing styles. The unit also encourages critical and analytical thinking about journalism, communications, media storytelling, and representation.
|Unit name||Writing Media: Stories and Content|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Journalism, Media and Communications|
Dr Claire Konkes
Dr Claire Konkes
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $2,207.00||100799|
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On campus: 1 x 1 hr weekly lecture; 1 x 2 hr weekly workshop
Off-campus: 1 x online 1 hour weekly lecture; 1 x online 2 hr weekly workshop
Short tests x 4 (10% each = 40%), Portfolio of work and exegesis (60%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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