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ALJ728 - Feature Writing

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Martin Hirst

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit provides students with the skills to report, interpret and comment in depth on public affairs and to work as specialists in different branches of journalism including business, politics, religious affairs, ethnic affairs journalism, crime and police reporting. This unit enables students to develop skills in the gathering and writing of feature items. It also helps students develop advanced reporting and analytical skills essential to longer-form journalism and feature writing.

Assessment

One research file and news feature, 2000 word equivalent 40%

One research file and feature profile, 3000 word equivalent 60%

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