COMM5603 Print and Digital

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit aims to train potential journalists through practical experience. The unit mostly involves operating as 'working journalists' and includes a limited number of traditional classroom sessions. The print component of the unit includes journalistic research, writing a lead, structuring stories, news pieces, features, opinions or investigative stories, as well as editing and sub-editing. The digital component focuses on online written journalism. An online site functions as a public store of student journalism.
Students are able to (1) research and write news and investigative stories for print and digital media; (2) research and write opinion and feature pieces for print and digital media; (3) edit and sub-edit stories for print and digital media; and (4) write and edit in a timely manner for print and digital media.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written article; (2) test; and (3) group project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

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