Units of Study

MECO6925 - Online Journalism

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona R. Martin


This unit introduces students to reporting for online news and information services, with a focus on web and mobile delivery. It is a practical unit involving writing exercises in different genres, including news, feature and opinion pieces. Students will also examine theoretical issues in convergent media publishing and be encouraged to develop basic skills in text, image and audio-visual production for the web. They will be encouraged to publish to a range of participatory journalism publications.


1x1700wd comparative journalism analysis (30%), 1x600wd research blog posting (25%), 1x2200wd equivalent feature story production package (45%)


MECO6925 Course Reader to be purchased from the University Copy Centre. Bradshaw, P. and Rohumaa, L. (2012) Online Journalism Handbook, Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education.


1x3-hr seminar/week

Assumed Knowledge

Familiarity with computers. Basic journalism studies knowledge or co-enrolment in MECO6900 News Writing preferred.


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