Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code JRNL360
Subject Name Convergent Newsroom Practice
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites JRNL203 and JRNL204
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions Only available to students completing BJOUR and BCMS or associated double degrees.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Portfolio; Reporting 60% Portfolio; Editing & Reflection 40%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
The purpose of this subject is to simulate the production of a weekly news product and replicate the processes of a newsroom environment: initiating, researching and writing a range of news and feature stories. Students will be expected to produce publishable work under deadline pressure and fulfil a rostered range of both editorial and production functions. The work will also be expected to meet the required ethical and legal standards. High quality work will be published online in the journalism programís web magazine. Students will learn to co-ordinate the workflow of journalism publication in an online newsroom.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify, analyse and assess a range of journalistic story options from current community events and issues
2. Collaborate, effectively and efficiently with colleagues to prepare and edit journalistic work for publication
3. Effectively identify multimedia forms most appropriate to particular stories
4. Produce work efficiently to deadline
5. Edit and prepare for publication, in a variety of formats, their own work and the work of others

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session.
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