Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Writing for Media introduces students to the practice of journalism and the main forms of writing for print (newspapers and online news sites), including hard and soft news, longer-format news narratives and social media journalism. Current examples of all these forms will be studied to enable students to learn the distinctions and to create their own pieces of writing for assessment.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Lowden

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects MST1WFM

Equivalent subjects MST1WFM

Special conditions Core subject at first-year for ABJ, a compulsory subject for ABJS and an elective subject for ABSC. This subject is also available as a core subject for ABA major in Journalism and ABA minor in Journalism Sport.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Lowden

Class requirements

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

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 blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Mid semester test16
News story assignment (1,600 word equivalent)40
Press conference activity (800 word equivalent)20
Weekly online quizzes24