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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Andrea Baker


This is a final year compulsory unit exclusive to the Bachelor of Arts (Journalism). Students have the option of undertaking an industry placement in print, audio, visual or on-line media or conducting an advanced project in Australia or Overseas, developed in consultation with the unit adviser.


Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Practical experience in the media and related industries in Australia and overseas.
  2. Ability to draw conclusions about the way in which newsrooms operate and about news criteria and journalism skills.
  3. Ability to apply the principles and practice of journalism that they have learnt in their undergraduate studies.
  4. Skills relevant to prospective employers.
  5. Evidence of a folio of experiences and publications gained during placement.
  6. Ability to make decisions about careers in journalism.
  7. Competency in completion of a workplace project or practical research project to enable an understanding of different aspects of the news media, of editorial requirements and of news values.


Project and evidence of production or publication (2,500 words) : 60%
Project Report (2,000 words) : 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Andrea Baker

Contact hours

1 hour seminar in weeks 1 and 13. Consultation with unit leader during placement.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



On-campus students: JRN1902 and JRN1903, plus JRN2903/JRN3903, JRN2905, JRN2906, JRN2909/JRN3909

OCL students: JRN1902 and JRN1903, plus JRN2903/JRN3903, JRN2907, JRN2909/JRN3909