This core unit hones writing skills as a foundation for all forms of media production. Students are introduced to the elements of journalistic style, the processes of news, and the skills of interviewing and research. While the unit focuses on news and writing, it will be useful for any field that deals with the media, such as PR and communication management.
1x2hr introductory lecture/semester, 1x2hr seminar/week
1x3000wd news reporting portfolio (40%), 1x3000wd news story reporting package (50%), participation (10%)