Advanced Media Writing (MECO3606)


MECO3606 aims to further develop students' writing, research and interviewing skills. The course 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. We will explore various types of feature journalism via close reading and student writing. The unit aims not just to teach students how to write in various journalistic genres, but to think about journalism critically and creatively in order to respond to the challenges the profession is facing in the 21st century..

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Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week


1x500wd opinion column (15%), 1x journalism analysis (10mins equiv.1000wd) (20%), 1x oral pitch (5mins equiv.500wd) (10%), 1x peer review of draft feature (equiv. 250wd) (10%), 1x2000wd long feature (40%), 1x250wd publicaiton analysis (5%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


6 Senior credit points from Media and Communications



Additional Information

Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only

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.