* 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).
This unit introduces students to the study of journalism and news media. Students will analyse news media from a range of perspectives, including that of the journalist, the audience, the industry, and the media researcher. The unit employs media and communications theories and practical exercises to give students a critical understanding of the field of journalism. It also introduces the essentials of news writing, researching and interviewing.
ASSESSMENT: Internal assignments totalling 2,500 words (60%), two-hour examination (40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Three contact hours weekly (13 weeks)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource dependent teaching & learning - H Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.