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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject we will provide a critical examination of the working life of journalists, with particular reference to the way that journalism as a profession is evolving. Lectures from some of Australian's best known journalists and foreign correspondents working here discussing their careers and their views on the media, both local and global are featured. Themes to be explored will include: what attracts people to journalism as a profession? What qualities make for a successful journalist? What qualifications or experiences are really crucial for making the grade? How do journalists see their own role as agents of change, or of fulfilling traditional values of the 'Fourth Estate' such as the public's right to know?. How does journalism practice vary in different parts of the world? And how significant are the apparent diversities developing in the media when it comes to being able to provide a broad range of viewpoints to audiences?

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorLawrie Zion

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites Must be enrolled in AMGC. Requires co-ordinator's approval.


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