WRITING FOR MEDIA

MAC1WFM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Writing for Media introduces students to the practice of writing for various media platforms and audiences. The focus of the subject will be to teach students how to write a range of media texts and to develop skills in editing and honing their work. The key learning outcomes of writing concisely, effective revision, distilling information and sound knowledge of grammar and style are transferable across a range of vocations. Students will develop a folio of written work.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrigid McCarthy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesQuiz held weekly between weeks 2-11. All lectures, tutorial activities and assessments.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

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 a comprehension of the pre-tutorial stimuli such as readings and videos.
02. Apply key fundamentals of professional writing such as correct grammar, punctuation and attribution.
03. Discern and explain information delivered in a media conference environment in order of importance and then write stories in print, radio and TV form.
04. Create a coherent folio of writing.
05. Compose an opinion piece which will demonstrate a high degree of critical thinking.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid McCarthy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Diagnostic writing assessment (500 word equivalent) Initial assessment to assess students' writing standards, and provide feedback.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Writing folio activity (2000 word equivalent) Students write the following pieces: a media release; a news piece; a sound script; a video script; an online opinion piece (blog).

N/AOtherIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Quizzes (1250 word equivalent) Five quizzes total, based on lecture and other learning material.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid McCarthy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Diagnostic writing assessment (500 word equivalent) Initial assessment to assess students' writing standards, and provide feedback.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Writing folio activity (2000 word equivalent) Students write the following pieces: a media release; a news piece; a sound script; a video script; an online opinion piece (blog).

N/AOtherIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Quizzes (1250 word equivalent) Five quizzes total, based on lecture and other learning material.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid McCarthy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Diagnostic writing assessment (500 word equivalent) Initial assessment to assess students' writing standards, and provide feedback.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Writing folio activity (2000 word equivalent) Students write the following pieces: a media release; a news piece; a sound script; a video script; an online opinion piece (blog).

N/AOtherIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Quizzes (1250 word equivalent) Five quizzes total, based on lecture and other learning material.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid McCarthy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Diagnostic writing assessment (500 word equivalent) Initial assessment to assess students' writing standards, and provide feedback.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Writing folio activity (2000 word equivalent) Students write the following pieces: a media release; a news piece; a sound script; a video script; an online opinion piece (blog).

N/AOtherIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Quizzes (1250 word equivalent) Five quizzes total, based on lecture and other learning material.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid McCarthy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Diagnostic writing assessment (500 word equivalent) Initial assessment to assess students' writing standards, and provide feedback.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Writing folio activity (2000 word equivalent) Students write the following pieces: a media release; a news piece; a sound script; a video script; an online opinion piece (blog).

N/AOtherIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Quizzes (1250 word equivalent) Five quizzes total, based on lecture and other learning material.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2