ALJ220 - Journalism in Society


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (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

 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including 2 (two) scheduled online workshops


This unit introduces students to the critical analysis of journalism and news media. It employs media and communication theories along with practical exercises to give students critical understanding of what it means to be a professional working in the field of journalism. Students will articulate, analyse and evaluate the news media and the role of journalism in society from a range of historical and contemporary perspectives, including that of the journalist, the audience and the industry.

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