ALJ111 - Introduction to Journalism


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: ALJM111
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Trimester 1:

Burwood: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Geelong: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Trimester 3:

1 x 5-hour seminar (week 1), 1 x 4-hour seminar (weeks 2, 5, 6), 1 x 5-hour seminar (week 10)

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online and independent learning activities including 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


Discover what it’s like to be a journalist and produce multimedia news stories. In this unit you will learn about news values, researching, interviewing, editing and photojournalism. You will produce your own news stories that cover issues that interest you. The stories you produce in this unit will be a written news story for print or online, and your own audio news story for radio or podcast. You will meet deadlines and learn about the social, professional and legal contexts journalists work within. 

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