Units of Study

MECO6915 - Writing Features: Narrative Journalism

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona Giles


This unit teaches students the basic principles of short-form narrative or literary journalism (sometimes known as creative non-fiction) suitable for publication in magazines, websites and newspaper supplements. Genres covered include the profile, the essay, travel, memoir, investigative journalism, cultural commentary and behind-the-news stories. Skills in pitching story ideas, interviewing, research, structure and style will be covered in workshop-based classes, providing opportunities to critique work and become familiar with editing processes prior to submission of assignments.


1x500wd equivalent pitching assignments (10%), 1x1500wd workshopped feature assignment (40%), 1x2500wd feature assignment (40%), participation and attendance (10%)


Course Reader
Ricketson, Matthew (2004) Writing Feature Stories: How to Research and Write Newspaper and Magazine Articles, Allen and Unwin, Sydney


1x2-hr seminar/week

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