Advanced Media Writing (MECO3606)


This unit of study will build on foundational writing, research and interviewing skills acquired in MECO1003 Principles of Media Writing. The focus will be on writing for print media and will emphasise advanced feature and opinion writing genres. Students will also study the history of print media genres and consider theoretical issues relevant to feature writing.

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1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr workshop/week


1x500wd equivalent oral presentation (10%), 1x1200wd news feature (25%), 1x600wd review or opinion column (15%), 1x250wd equivalent oral pitch of final feature (5%), 1x2000wd long feature (40%), 1x250wd publication analysis (5%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

18 junior credit points and 6 senior credit points from Media and Communications



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