50 point program
6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
- Three Compulsory subjects (50 Points)
Note: Students commencing this course as part of the Mid-Year Intake can only take this program on a part time basis. The Mid-Year Intake is not available for international students.
Example study plan
This subject provides a solid grounding in audio journalism skills. The structure of news and current affairs reports is analysed, and training in recording and editing sound packages, and in scripting and presenting is provided. Ethical considerations relevant to audio journalism are canvassed in the context of ‘quality’ journalism, with its roots in serving the public interest, objective scrutiny and fact-based reporting.
Detailed Information JOUR90005
|Dilemmas in Journalism: Law and EthicsCompulsory||12.5|
Dilemmas in Journalism: Law and Ethics
This subject will provide students with a grounding in key aspects of media law that all journalists need to be aware of, and offer students an opportunity to engage with particular ethical dilemmas that arise in the field of journalism.It will provide students with an opportunity to gain a deep understanding and capacity to reflect on legal and ethical principles, as well as an understanding of how such knowledge is relevant to the ongoing dilemmas and decisions that journalists are faced with in the course of their work.
Detailed Information JOUR90006
|Semester 1 or Semester 2||Points|
This is a practice based subject taught by leading practitioners, which enables students to develop their skills in researching, writing and producing stories. Students will enhance their understanding of how news stories are put together and will develop advanced skills in researching, writing and producing stories in a new and rapidly changing media environment. The subject examines a range of different research techniques and considers how these can be applied. It also explores a range of writing challenges.
Detailed Information JOUR90001