jrn3ajp advanced journalism practice




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject journalism students will receive final preparation in professional media story creation and editing techniques. Students will examine and practice the research, analysis and writing skills applied in the field of journalism. Students will be expected to develop stories designed for publication from original conception through to final production. By the conclusion of the subject, students should be able to demonstrate: an understanding of the publishing process; highly developed research skills; advanced interviewing skills; and an aptitude for writing in a range of journalistic genres.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLawrie Zion

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in ABSC, ABSCB, ABJ or ABJS and completion of MST2DIJ or JRN2DIJ (Dilemmas in Journalism), or co-ordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate the capacity to devise and develop story ideas, locate appropriate publishing platform and the social media skills to develop their own 'brand' as a journalist.

Writing exercises, feedback on draft story ideas
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)

02. Evaluate and interpret a diverse range of arguments from different sources and appreciate the role of the journalist in the public sphere and their relationship with editors and audiences.

Written assessment tasks, guided discussions in seminars and workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

03. Identify relevant and credible archival and interview subjects and demonstrate the capacity to synthesise these into work that meets industry standards.

Weekly workshop and research exercises in seminars, written assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)

04. Write articles for news, opinion, feature and review articles to deadline and to the standards required for publication on journalistic publications.

Writing exercises; modelling in seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLawrie Zion

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

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


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Classroom exercises (3 x 500 words)3001, 02, 03, 04
Feature article or story package (1,200 words)4001, 02, 03, 04
Opinion or commentary article (1,000 words)3001, 02, 04