|Semester 1, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
Examiner: Rebecca Te'o
Pre-requisite: JRN1000 or JRN1020
Journalism is more than news reporting. Longer form journalistic works such as feature stories offer audiences the opportunity to find context and more in-depth information about what is happening in local, national and global domains. This course is designed to assist students in developing their skills in long-form journalism, using techniques such as inquiry, description analysis.
This course will concentrate on the preparation of larger journalistic packages, namely for newspapers and magazines. Students will research and write different kinds of features; learn advanced interviewing, research and writing techniques; and develop skills in packaging their content for appropriate publication platforms.
Course learning outcomes
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- plan, research and write feature stories for a targeted publication;
- apply written communication skills to comply with different professional formats;
- ethically conduct background research using adacemic and professional literacy skills;
- manage, plan and organise the completion of editorial tasks related to longform journalism;
- apply feedback from formative and summative assessment to improve their skills in journalism.
|1.||The role of longform journalism||10.00|
|3.||Finding and planning stories||10.00|
|4.||Advanced interviewing and research||30.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
(for international students if Macquarie not available.) (The Oxford English Dictionary is available online via USQ Library).
(Australian students). (available online via USQ Library).
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
|FEATURE STORY 1||35|
|FEATURE STORY 2||45|