JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP

JRN5NIJ

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop contacts with, and work in, a media organisation. Students will develop an understanding of issues internal to the organisation such as its goals, structure, management and work practices. In addition they will be expected to develop an understanding of the organisation's relationship to its clients, audience and other parts of the media industry.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Lowden

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in Master of Journalism Innovation, Graduate Certificate in Journalism Innovation or Graduate Diploma in Journalism Innovation or Master of Communication (Journalism Innovation) or Graduate Diploma in Communication (Journalism Innovation). Requires Subject Coordinator#s approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MST5JIN, JRN4JIN, JRN5JIN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCareers in communications,RecommendedJurek, K.FOCAL PRESS 1998

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students acquire knowledge and sensitivity to issues associated with workplace culture, including, insurance, confidentiality, ethics and personal responsibility.

Activities:
Students explore the legal and ethical framework in which they are expected to work as a professional in the media industry and as representatives of LaTrobe University on student placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking

02. Students develop improved inter-personal communication skills.

Activities:
Students examine some basic techniques before their placement to improve their communication skills and to deal with criticism in the workplace.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Writing

03. Students examine their personal interests and professional goals in terms of appropriate placements opportunities.

Activities:
Students maintain a reflective journal of all activity in this unit and engage in a pre and post placement individual interview with subject coordinator, and an individual evaluation with their workplace supervisor.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

04. Students experience professional work.

Activities:
At least 150 hours of student placement in an approved workplace.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Critical Thinking

05. Students prepare, plan and organise all the details, protocols of an individual professional internship placement.

Activities:
Students explore in seminars via documents, role-plays and case studies issues associated with contemporary work in the media industries.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Critical Thinking

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Lowden

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 500-word work plan15 01, 02, 04, 05
one 1,500-word report35 01, 03, 04
one 3,000-word essay50 01, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Lowden

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 days seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 500-word work plan15 01, 02, 04, 05
one 1,500-word report35 01, 03, 04
one 3,000-word essay50 01, 03