Units of Study

MECO6900 - News Writing

Summer Main, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Megan Le Masurier


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.


1x1900wd news story reporting package (40%), 1x2500wd news feature story reporting package (50%), participation (10%)


MECO6900 Course Reader to be purchased from the University Copy Centre


1x2-hr seminar/week




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm


Seminar 1



Seminar 2

1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 2
2 This class runs from Week 4 to Week 7

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