WRITING FOR THE MEDIA
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Lowden
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
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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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Lowden
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|Mid semester test||16|
|News story assignment (1,600 word equivalent)||40|
|Press conference activity (800 word equivalent)||20|
|Weekly online quizzes||24|