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Faculty Of Humanities & Social Sciences

JRN3OEP, 2011

Subject Code:JRN3OEP
Subject Short Title:ONLINE EDITING AND PUBLISHING
Credit Points:20
Special Conditions:Student must have co-ordinator's approval for enrolment into this subject.
Subject Description:This subject enables students to work in the editorial team of La Trobe Universityís journalism programís 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 siteís content and activities, writing search engine optimised (SEO) standfirsts and headlines and collaborating with other editors, writers and academic staff.
Prerequisites:JRN2DIJ / MST2DIJ and the completion of both first and second year levels of enrolment. Student must have co-ordinator's approval for enrolment into this subject.
Incompatibles:JRN4OEP, JRN5OEP, JRN5OEA
Class Requirements:One 1-hour editorial meeting per week, and two hours additional project-related duties or research to be determined in consultation with staff editors
Work Experience Indicator:Student is not undertaking work experience in industry
Available to 'Study Abroad' students:Y

Assessment:

Assessment Type%Comments
Equivalent of 5,000 words; assessment will vary, dependant on the specialisation the student takes100Assessment tasks will be determined at the start of the semester and signed by both the student and at least one of the subject coordinators.

Readings:

Reading TypeTitleAuthorPublisher
PrescribedUpstart Editors ManualJournalism Department, LTULTU, 2010

Subject Coordinator: Dr Lawrie Zion

Subject Availability
BUNDOORA
Semester 1, Day. Dr Lawrie Zion
Semester 2, Day. Dr Lawrie Zion
Week 47-09, Day. Dr Lawrie Zion
Semester 1, Day. Dr Christopher Scanlon
Semester 2, Day. Dr Christopher Scanlon
Week 47-09, Day. Dr Christopher Scanlon