Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered||Not offered in 2015|
|Coordinator(s)||Ms Elizabeth Hart|
This unit enables students to apply principles and methods of reporting in regional and local contexts, with emphasis on the reporting of legal cases, crime, and local government activity. Students will visit courtrooms, police and municipal councils to complete assignments, thus applying journalism skills learned in earlier units. The unit also addresses social and industrial aspects relevant to local media. Students engage with the growing body of theory on local and community journalism by tracing the history of the provincial media, contemporary trends, and the role of local audiences in the wider framework of the fourth estate.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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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No attendance requirement for off-campus students
Completion of an undergraduate major in journalism or cognate discipline.