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JRN3001 Online Journalism

Units : 1
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: JRN2003 or JRN3003


Modern journalists need special skilling to cater for contemporary audiences and contemporary newsrooms. Today, they have only seconds to file news alerts and just minutes to send out stories to keep readers informed and up to date. Yet they still need to take the time to tell the story behind the story – to analyse, educate, inform and entertain.

This course prepares students for work in the modern newsroom, where the newsgathering process is in flux but the responsibilities of journalists remain firm. Within this framework, students will develop an advanced understanding of online storytelling by thinking creatively about multimedia and examining the impact of the Internet on news values and ethics. The use of web-based information to research and write news and features will also be explored. Students should come to his course equipped with knowledge of the principles and practice of journalism, and with established skills in reporting, writing and editing.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023