Units of Study

MECO6900 - News Writing

Summer Main, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Alison Ray

Description

This core unit introduces students to news writing skills required by print media, including the elements of journalistic style, the structure of news and feature articles, interviewing, researching, news gathering and editing skills. The unit of study focuses on journalistic news writing but will also be useful to anyone seeking to work in fields that require professional communication skills, such as public relations and communication management, or corporate roles that require strong writing ability.

Assessments

1x500wd news pitch (20%), 1x500wd news story draft (20%), 1x1000wd news story final draft (25%), 1x2000wd news feature story (35%)

Textbooks

MECO6900 Course Reader

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prohibitions

MECO4101

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