Advanced Media Writing (MECO3606)


MECO3606 explores different genres of feature journalism (print and online) and engages with current scholarly discussion about journalism. Students will engage in close readings of journalism and scholarship via Blackboard discussions, learn to write in a number of feature genres, and learn the industry design software, InDesign.

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Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr workshop/week


1x600wd opinion column (15%), 1x3min (250wd equivalent) oral feature pitch (5%), 1x250wd written feature pitch (5%), 1x2500wd long feature (50%), 1x900wd equivalent leading Blackboard discussion (15%), participation (10%)

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

6 Senior credit points from Media and Communications



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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.