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.

FacultyFaculty 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


Incompatible subjects JRN3CAJ

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLawrie Zion

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Feature story and transcript (1500 words)40
In-class, peer-assessed research quizzes (500 word equivalent)20
In-class, peer-assessed writing exercises (1000 word equivalent)20
News stories and source critiques (1000 words)20