units

ATS2791

Faculty of Arts

print version

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

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Journalism

Coordinator(s)

Ms Corinna Hente

Offered

Caulfield

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit provides a detailed exploration of the main sub-editing, editing and design practices for print and online media. It explores a range of genres, styles and modes of address in contemporary usage for newspapers, magazines, blogs and websites. It includes the usage of sound, still and moving images. It critically considers the implications for journalists of different modes of audience and demographic engagement. Please be aware that access to certain technology/equipment will be required for this unit. Contact the unit coordinator for details.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an ability to commission written reports, edit and lay-out print, audio and visual material for publication in print and online media
  2. demonstrate an ability to sub-edit in a clear, concise, accurate way in a variety of narrative genres
  3. identify, observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with feature journalism, 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 edited reports
  5. demonstrate an ability to set and meet deadlines, and edit under pressure
  6. demonstrate an awareness of local, national and international people and events relevant to current issues and media issues
  7. demonstrate a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations and socio-professional implications of editorial practices in the print medium

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.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two first-year level units in Journalism.

Prohibitions

ATS2657, ATS3657