Units of Study

MECO6915 - Writing Features: Narrative Journalism

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona Giles
Phone: +61 2 9036 6272
Email: fiona.giles@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit teaches students the basic principles of short-form narrative journalism or feature writing suitable for publication in magazines, websites and newspapers. 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.

Assessments

1x700wd pitching assignment (15%), 1x1500wd draft first feature (20%), 1x1500wd final first feature (20%), 1x2000wd second feature (40%), 1x300wd market report (5%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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