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ALJ220 - Journalism in Society

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lisa Waller

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit introduces students to the critical analysis of journalism and news media. It employs media and communication theories along with practical exercises to give students critical understanding of what it means to be a professional working in the field of journalism. Students will articulate, analyse and evaluate the news media and the role of journalism in society from a range of historical and contemporary perspectives, including that of the journalist, the audience and the industry.

Assessment

Group presentation 20 minutes 25%

Essay 2000 words 45%

Practical assignment 1000 words 30%

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