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ALJ729 - Newsroom Practice

Unit details

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




Incompatible with: ALJ111
Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit aims to help students gain an understanding of modern professional practice in newsrooms and in particular to gain an understanding of news values and news writing. This unit introduces students to the professional practices of the modern newsroom with particular focus on the news format, news angles and news writing including the theoretical underpinnings of the editorial process. Students will undertake a variety of news writing exercises.


Students will be expected to produce three hard news assignments that will include research files and interview notes.

Assignment 1, 1500 words, 30%

Assignment 2, 1500 words, 30%

Assignment 3, 2000 words, 40%

Unit Fee Information

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

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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