DIGITAL EDITING AND PUBLISHING

JRN5PED

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject enables students to work in the editorial team of La Trobe University's journalism program's online publication, www.upstart.net.au Students undertaking editorial duties on upstart are given the opportunity to develop practical skills publishing and editing in a content management system. Students take responsibility for writing items for the site, selecting copy from contributors, managing contributors, podcasting, moderating comments, utilising social media to publicise the site's content and activities, writing search engine optimised (SEO) standfirsts and headlines and collaborating with other editors, writers and academic staff. This subject is an elective, and coordinator approval is required before students may enrol.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrigid McCarthy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents will be expected to come up with story ideas and develop them to publication. This includes stories that they write themselves, and those pitched by others, both within La Trobe and externally. They must also provide constructive feedback to pitches and completed stories submitted to the site. Additionally, students will be expected to take a leadership role in either section editing or in specialisation in a particular subject area or publishing skill.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HUSS Graduate Diploma of Communications (Journalism Innovation) or Masters Communications (Journalism Innovation) or through subject coordinator's approval Can be enrolled in HUSS Graduate Diploma of Communications (Public Relations) or Masters Communications (Public relations) or through subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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. Demonstrate highly developed teamwork skills
02. Develop advanced editorial skills in story selection and development.
03. Develop specialist practical knowledge of audiences
04. Effectively promote the upstart mission to the student and broader communities
05. Effectively promote upstart material via social media.
06. Publish at a professional standard in an online format

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid McCarthy

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Equivalent of 5,000 words; assessment will vary, depending on the specialisation the student takes The specific elements of the assessment vary. 

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid McCarthy

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Equivalent of 5,000 words; assessment will vary, depending on the specialisation the student takes The specific elements of the assessment vary. 

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6