JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP

JRN5JIN

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop contacts with, and work in, a media organisation. Students will develop an understanding of issues internal to the organisation such as its goals, structure, management and work practices. In addition they will be expected to develop an understanding of the organisation's relationship to its clients, audience and other parts of the media industry.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents explore the legal and ethical framework in which they are expected to work as a professional in the media industry and as representatives of LaTrobe University on student placement. Students examine some basic techniques before their placement to improve their communication skills and to deal with criticism in the workplace. Students maintain a reflective journal of all activity in this unit and engage in a pre and post placement individual interview with subject coordinator, and an individual evaluation with their workplace supervisor. Students explore in seminars via documents, role-plays and case studies issues associated with contemporary work in the media industries.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in one of AMGC & AMGCH Requires co-ordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsMST5JIN OR JRN4JIN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Careers in communications

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJurek, K.

Year1998

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherFOCAL PRESS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Students acquire knowledge and sensitivity to issues associated with workplace culture, including, insurance, confidentiality, ethics and personal responsibility.
02. Students develop improved inter-personal communication skills.
03. Students examine their personal interests and professional goals in terms of appropriate placements opportunities.
04. Students experience professional work.
05. Students prepare, plan and organise all the details, protocols of an individual professional internship placement.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 d seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-word work plan

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

One 2,500-word report

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 4,000-word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 d seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-word work plan

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

One 2,500-word report

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One 4,000-word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3