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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
|Unit chair:||M Hirst|
|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.|
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 making use of HOTCopy, the virtual newsroom.
Students will be expected to produce two hard news assignments (50% each) which will include research files and interview notes, equivalent to 5000 words.
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