|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|
|Version produced :||27 January 2023|
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: JRN1000 or JRN1020
This course builds on the reporting and writing techniques learned in JRN1000/JRN1020. It trains students in researching and writing for areas of journalistic specialisation or rounds of news coverage. It is also intended to help them understand the social function of the media and of journalists.
This course teaches you to find, report and write news stories for key reporting rounds including hard and soft news. It builds on the news judgment and writing skills learned in JRN1000/1020. The emphasis is on learning by doing. You will receive theoretical instruction and considerable practice in interviewing, note taking, reporting and story organisation. The journalist's role in society will be defined and explored through the use of research techniques involving interviews, the Internet and databases.