Audio podcasts will replace face-to-face lectures for this unit. There will be ten podcasts in total and they will be accessible on the iLearn page for the unit from Week 1 onwards. To get the most out of the podcasts, students are required to do the relevant readings prior to listening to the podcast. Please note: the Quiz will be based on content in the readings and podcasts.
There are two-hour weekly workshops/seminars for this unit and they begin in WEEK ONE. These will emulate a newsroom experience and incorporate the “writing and reporting” phase of the unit. These workshops will give you newsroom writing instruction and field experience.
You are required to attend all workshops. As participation in the process of learning is linked to and underpins the unit Learning Outcomes, you will need to either apply for Disruptions to Studies to cover any missed workshop (if the disruption is greater than three consecutive days) or supply appropriate documentation to your unit convenor for any missed tutorial (if less than three consecutive days).
Lamble, Stephen. 2016. News as it happens: An introduction to journalism, 3rd Edition. This is your unit text book and can be purchased from the Co-op bookshop and as an e-book.
OTHER RECOMMENDED READING AND VIEWING
If you want to develop a superior understanding of news journalism you are encouraged to regularly engage in news consumption via a range of platforms. On Twitter and Facebook follow major news outlets and a range of individual journalists. Watch out for new trends in news production and how news is being distributed. Follow popular blogs written by well-known journalists. Listen to news radio when you're in the car and watch ABC News 24 for constant streaming of news. Diversify your viewing habits, for example watch NITV news for a perspective that is different from mainstream news. Become a news junkie.
All administrative matters including disruption to studies are to be sent to Unit Convenor Dr Margie Borschke.
CONSULTATIONS FOR ASSESSMENTS
Tutors will be available for consultations related to the assessments.
Students are advised to make frequent use of iLearn in order to survey course content in greater detail.