Units of Study

MECO6900 - News Writing

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kathy Cleland
Phone: +61 2 9351 4721
Email: kathy.cleland@sydney.edu.au

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

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

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prohibitions

MECO4101

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  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

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 Tuesday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

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 Wednesday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

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