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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: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 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.


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

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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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