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JRN8004 Specialised Reporting (Masters)

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


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MARA


This course makes it possible to study Journalism at the Masters level through an engagement with specialised reporting including innovative practices and changing theoretical frameworks. Students will develop advanced skills in writing and reporting to cover a specialised news “round”. Specialist reporting is based on a journalist’s practical experience and knowledge of a particular aspect of society or world conditions. This course allows Master of Arts students to apply their previously acquired knowledge of an academic area to the practice of journalism.

In reporting and writing on a major round or beat, journalists are expected to communicate clearly, accurately and creatively on complex ideas related to specialised areas of knowledge. This course helps students to develop their expertise in reporting the current news and ideas from a particular journalism 'round' including international stories, politics, the environment, the police and crime. Students will advance their skills in critical analysis of specialised news reporting, complex storytelling and writing with imaginative flair. The emphasis will be on explanatory reporting for the general public to facilitate the students' ability to accomplish investigative reporting projects of a high-quality, publishable standard. Students will reflect on their professional practice in the context of ethical issues and values related to truthtelling.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023