ONLINE JOURNALISM PRODUCTION

JRN2OJP

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Journalists are increasingly being expected to possess skills across a range of styles of digital production. Over the course of the subject, students develop and maintain a blog and are given the opportunity to develop their writing and research skills, and will be introduced to live blogging, social media research and storytelling, and web-based data visualisation, geo-mapping tools such as Google maps and infographics. No specialist computer programming or design skills are required for entry into this subject.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteinar Ellingsen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 30 credit points of first year level MST, JRN, STC or MSS subjects.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JRN3JPW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject for ABJ and a compulsory subject for ABJS, ABSC & ABSCB and an elective to ABMS. Available as an elective subject to ABA major in Journalism & a core subject to ABA major in Strategic Communication (Bundoora & Bendigo campuses).

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media.RecommendedAlexander, Bryan. 2011SANTA BARBARA: ABC-CLIO.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate and synthesise arguments in online content; the ability to apply web standards and understand how digital journalism is evolving.

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

02. Identify best practice in digital journalism production; be able to find and use effective tools to visualise data on the web.

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

03. The ability to define an audience on the web through production of niche content for a personal blog; incorporating an effective social media strategy to engage an audience; locate, identify and link to online sources to use as evidence in support of written work.

Activities:
Blog writing; exegesis; weekly workshop participation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. 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.

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

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