Courses & Units

Writing Media: Stories and Content HEJ160

Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Writing Media: Stories and Content
Unit code HEJ160
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications
Coordinator

Dr Claire Konkes

Teaching staff

Dr Claire Konkes

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* 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.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Assessment

Short tests x 4 (10% each = 40%), Portfolio of work and exegesis (60%)

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Textbooks

Required

Most JMC units have neither required nor recommended texts but if this unit does, information about these can be found at the CoOp Bookshop links below close to the start of semester. For the majority of units, a Reading List providing access to electronic readings is provided (if applicable) and this will be made available through MyLO and the Library at the beginning of semester.

Co-op Bookshop links

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