UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

COMM5602 Online Journalism

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit examines a crucial aspect of journalism—the emerging world of online communication. It analyses the impact of social media, the challenges of paid content online and what blogging has done to journalism. It also analyses the impact of online journalism on the way news is covered. The unit provides the opportunity through assessments to write as online journalists.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand how the digital media developed and transformed the traditional press; (2) explain the challenges of new media: social media, paid content and 24-hour accessible news; (3) evaluate the positive and negative impact of online media on the news cycle; and (4) develop the skills to deliver online journalism as practitioners.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online assignments and (2) essays. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Contact hours 24 hours

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