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Unit details

ALJ728 - Feature Writing

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

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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 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.

Assessment

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
$769$769$2615$3083

* 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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