Advanced Media Writing (MECO3606)

UNIT OF STUDY

MECO3606 is framed around the exploration of different feature genres of journalism that have developed in the print media (magazines and newspapers) and are now evolving online. There will be a little history and theory, close readings of excellent journalism and practice to develop core skills. Students will learn to write in a number of genres for specific readerships and publications and will receive individual and group tutoring in writing skills.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr workshop/week

Assessment

1x250wd Oral Presentation (5%), 1x250wd Blog review (10%), 2x 125wd Blog comments (5%), 1x1000wd News feature (20%), 1x500wd Opinion column (10%), 1x250wd Oral feature pitch (5%), 1x2000wd Long feature (45%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

18 Junior credit points and 6 Senior credit points from Media and Communications

Prohibitions

MECO3006

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.