ONLINE JOURNALISM PRODUCTION

JRN5ONJ

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in this subject develop and edit content for web publication. The subject introduces students to the basics of producing journalism with smart phones and mobile devices, web design, and the skills necessary to create and prepare graphics for the web. Over the course of the subject, students develop and maintain a blog and are given the opportunity to develop their writing and research skills.This subject also introduces students to journalistic uses of social media. No specialist computer programming or design skills are required for entry into this subject.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHugh Martin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate and synthesise arguments in online content and show a readiness to inform and revise assumptions and one's own views when appropriate, the ability to apply web standards and usability principles.

Activities:
Weekly workshops; quizzes for reinforcement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Demonstrated ability to locate and utilise freely available technical documentation to extend and enhance online user experiences.

Activities:
Weekly workshops, blog writing and management; online publication prototype.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

03. Identify best practice in web design and be able to locate effective fixes and/or workarounds for common problems, create effective user navigation for a website.

Activities:
Weekly workshops; quizzes for reinforcement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. The ability to locate and utilise authoritative technical documentation on web markup and usability data to create a website prototype, locate, identify and link to online sources to use as evidence in support of written work.

Activities:
Blog writing; quizzes for reinforcement, weekly workshop participation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. The ability to write and publish short articles (ie around 300 500 words) on a theme for an online readership and to promote such writing through freely available social media platforms; evidence of efforts to engage with audiences and publish blog content on an external website.

Activities:
Blog writing, modelling, feedback over the course of the semester.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHugh Martin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Blogging exercises (1500 words)35 03, 04, 05
Mobile journalism production (2000 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03
Exegesis (1500 words equivalent)25 01, 02