Units of Study

MECO1003 - Principles of Media Writing

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Margie Borschke

Description

This unit will give students foundational skills in writing for the print and broadcast media. Students will learn the elements of journalistic style, how to structure news and feature articles, how to script basic broadcast and online news, and be introduced to the principles of interviewing and journalistic research.

Assessments

1x400wd word news story (20%), 1x500wd colour news story (20%), 1x700wd broadcast script (20%), 1x2-hr exam (30%), attendance and participation (10%)

Textbooks

Course reader
Recommended readings:
David Conley, 'The Daily Miracle: An Introduction to Journalism', Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1997; Style, News Custom, 2005
Graeme Turner and Stuart Cunningham, Media and Communications in Australia, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 2006; Style, News Custom, 2005

Classes

1x1hr Lecture and 1x2hr Seminar/week

Additional Information

available to BA (Media and Comm) and BSc (Media and Comm) students only

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