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..
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%)
Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) students only
(18 credit points at 2000 level in Media and Communications and MECO1003) or 6 senior credit points in Media and CommunicationsProhibitions