ALJ111 - Introduction to Journalism


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

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

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


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


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 context journalists work.

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