units

APG4779

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Ms Julie-Ann Tullberg (semester 1); Mr Matt Mitchell (semester 2)

Notes

Previously coded JRM4911

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the application of Internet technologies into journalism research and reporting practice. It explores the major issues related to sourcing and publishing journalism on the Web, including verification, authentication and attribution, and basic Web publishing skills using text, graphics, sound and image.

Outcomes

On satisfactory completion of this unit students will:

  1. have a deep conceptual overview of the Internet and its functionality.
  2. understand the range of Internet resources available for journalism research
  3. understand the key usability factors that determine good Web design and presentation
  4. be able to research and report for the Web and to locate their output within the context of an evolving global medium.
  5. produce a Web-based report using text, sound and images

Assessment

Reporter's blog (1000 words): 25%
Online discussion and tutorial presentation (1500 words): 25%
Major Project: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr William Birnbauer (semester 1)
Mr Matt Mitchell (semester 2)

Workload requirements

2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites