Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment, general skills outcomes and content.
Lectures, workshops and tutorials
Assessment is continuous. Students are required to contribute to the production and maintenance of an online journal. There are regular writing and production exercises that must be completed over the course of the semester.
General skills outcomes
Students are expected to develop a number of graduate attributes, resulting in graduates who are:
- Capable in their chosen professional areas
- Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
- Operate effectively and ethically in work and community situations
- Adaptable and manage change
- Aware of local and international environments.
Students are expected to develop the following generic skills:
- Research skills
- Logical and critical thinking skills
- Thinking in theoretical terms
- Appreciation of the history of ideas
- Awareness of personal and ethical values
- Written communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Competence to use library and other information sources
- Public speaking skills
- Teamwork skills
- Ability to elicit information from others
- Planning skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to use computers
This subject will explore the following areas of practice associated with the emergence of online and new media journalism production. The social responsibilities and ethical frameworks for new media journalists, repurposing material across different media forms, intellectual property, privacy and new media, online newsroom management, contemporary news interfaces, including streaming audio, video and Flash.
- Reading materials.
Craig, R. Online Journalism: reporting, writing and editing for new media (Belmont, Calif.: Thomson Wandsworth, 2005).
Foust, J. Online Journalism - Principles and Practices of News for the Web (Holcomb Hathaway Publishers, Scottsdale, AZ., 2005).