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ALJ728 - Feature Writing

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:M Hirst




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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 and local government. These include business journalism, political journalism, religious affairs journalism, ethnic affairs journalism and crime and police reporting journalism. This unit enables students to develop skills in the gathering and delivery of news and feature items. It also helps students develop advanced reporting and analytical skills essential to interpreting while outlining the rights, duties and obligations of reporters engaged in feature writing.


One research file and news feature equivalent 2000 words 40%, One profile equivalent 3000 words 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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