This unit provides you with skills in news analysis and news writing. You will build your understanding of news by examining the practices and texts of news producers and the broader political, social, economic and organisational dynamics impacting on news; by drawing on a range of theories and methods commonly used in media research; and through producing news yourself. At the end of the unit, you should have developed an in-depth understanding of the processes and practices affecting news production and circulation, and be able to research and write news stories for print and online.
|Unit name||News: Contemporary Practice and Analysis|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Journalism, Media and Communications|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $2,207.00||100799|
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For Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Media with Honours students: 4 HEJ level 100 units
For students outside the Bachelor of Media: 2 HEJ level 100 units
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HEJ255 News: Contemporary Practice and Analysis
HEJ236 News: Contemporary Practice and Analysis
1 x 60 minute weekly lecture
1 x 90 minute weekly tutorial
2000 word essay (40%); 3500 word (or equivalent) internal assignment comprising news stories and exegesis (60%);
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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