Writing Features: Narrative Journalism (MECO6915)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit teaches students the basic principles of short-form narrative journalism or feature writing suitable for publication in magazines, websites and newspapers. Genres covered include the profile, the Essay, travel, memoir, investigative journalism, cultural commentary and behind-the-news stories. Skills in pitching story ideas, interviewing, research, structure and style will be covered in workshop-based classes, providing opportunities to critique work and become familiar with editing processes prior to submission of assignments.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences
- Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
- Graduate Certificate in Media Practice
- Graduate Certificate in Publishing
- Graduate Certificate in US Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Media Practice
- Graduate Diploma in Publishing
- Graduate Diploma in US Studies
- Master of Health Communication
- Master of Media Practice
- Master of Publishing
- Master of US Studies
Further unit of study information
1x700wd pitching assignment (15%), 1x1500wd draft first feature (20%), 1x1500wd final first feature (20%), 1x2000wd second feature (40%), 1x300wd market report (5%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
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.
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.