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.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit provides a detailed exploration of the research and reporting practices for business, industrial and economic reporting. It canvasses the main documentary sources, geographical locations, key personalities and institutions, and contemporary issues in this field. It places contemporary practices in their larger historical and geographical contexts, and critically considers the professional and social implications and accountabilities of reporting in this specialized field. Please be aware that access to certain technology/equipment will be required for this unit. Contact the unit coordinator for details.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to identify and research a business / industrial / economic story, conduct interviews and gather appropriate evidence in the appropriate medium;
- Demonstrate an ability to select an advantageous medium for presentation, and report in a clear, concise and factual way using news conventions in at least two media;
- Identify, observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with business / industrial / economic journalism, and reflect critically on their own and others' performance in this regard;
- Work independently and collaboratively in learning and production processes, including online forums, to produce business / industrial/ economic reports;
- Demonstrate an ability to set and meet deadlines, and report under pressure;
- Demonstrate an awareness of local, national and international people and events relevant to current affairs and media issues;
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations and socio-professional implications of journalistic practices in in the field of business, industry and economics.
Within semester assessment: 100%
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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