Courses & Units

News: Contemporary Practice and Analysis HEJ355

Hobart

This unit is being phased out and may not be offered next year, please consider your study plan accordingly. You will be able to enrol in the unit where there is an availability noted below.

Introduction

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis, writing and production. 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 produce print, audio and/or video news stories for a variety of platforms.

Summary

Unit name News: Contemporary Practice and Analysis
Unit code HEJ355
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator

Dr Claire Konkes

Teaching staff

Dr Claire Konkes

Level Advanced
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
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100799 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

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

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HEJ255 News: Contemporary Practice and Analysis

HEJ236 News: Contemporary Practice and Analysis

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2.5hr weekly seminar

Assessment

2000 word essay (40%); 3500 word (or equivalent) internal assignment comprising news stories 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.

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