JOURNALISM RESEARCH

JRN2CAJ

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Journalism Research teaches students to research and write news and feature stories in the most detailed, accurate, engaging and creative way possible. Students are guided through online and offline research strategies and are required to think critically about every source they use. Students are required to report on a meeting or event and to initiate and develop an original feature story idea for print or online platforms.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLawrie Zion

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites JRN1TEJ or coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JRN3CAJ

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at second year level for ABJ & ABJS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to follow-up and expand news stories by finding a new angle or source for target print or online publications

Activities:
Students must expand and follow up one "news in brief" story from a metro daily. Students are required to work critically with a range of online sources.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Critical Thinking

02. Ability to report on news events and to write short, accurate news stories for target print or online publications

Activities:
Students attend either a meeting or event to be agreed with their tutor, take notes, interview speakers and write a news story. Pre-meeting research includes reading agendas, minutes and specialist reports.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving

03. An appreciation and engagement with the past, present and possible futures for journalism

Activities:
Readings, lectures, in-class exercises and feature assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research

04. Critical evaluation of all sources for a work of journalism

Activities:
Website and interview critiques for news stories, reflective statement in feature assignment, in-class research and writing exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

05. Understanding of a range of journalistic genres, including inverted pyramid news stories, colour writing, first-person essays, gonzo reportage and the many versions of investigative feature writing

Activities:
Two news stories, feature assignment and bi-weekly in-class writing, reporting, pitching and interviewing exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

06. Understanding of the complexities of journalistic interviewing

Activities:
Lectures, in-class writing exercises, feature assignment (2 interviews required) and course reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Critical Thinking

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