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AMU2787

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Malaysia

Coordinator(s)

Mr Jeswant Singh

Offered

Malaysia

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit provides further development of the students' skills in critical evaluation in the production of online journalism. By producing a series of online news current affairs stories, students will further develop the key performance practices of researching, interviewing, writing stories, photography, recording in various media, voice presentation and online presentation. Students will also critically consider the impact and implications of different modes of audience engagement for online journalists, including the ethical and editorial issues with regards to online production.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to identify and research a news story, conduct interviews and gather appropriate evidence;
  2. Demonstrate an ability to report in a clear, concise, accurate and engaging way in at least two media;
  3. Identify, observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with news reporting, and reflect critically on their own and others' performance in this regard;
  4. Work independently and collaboratively in learning and production processes, including online forums, to produce news reports;
  5. Demonstrate an ability to set and meet deadlines, and report under pressure;
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of local, national and international people and events relevant to current affairs and media issues;
  7. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations and socio-professional implications of journalistic practices in different media.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

AMU3787, ATS2787, ATS3787