International Journalism - 2017

Unit summary

CJR310

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Essay (50%) , Online Discussion (25%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

Explore how journalism is theorised and practised in a global media environment. Firstly, you will look at the different roles of journalism as a global cultural resource and examine international case studies based on current events. You will be encouraged to nominate locations on which to focus analysis.

Upon completion of this unit you will have a deeper understanding of the theoretical approaches to journalism as a global cultural practice, the ways in which journalism operates in the global media environment, how journalism is practised across cultures, the nature and extent of alternative media approaches internationally and the relationships between journalism and other social institutions.

At the completion of this unit students should have knowledge of and be able to understand:

  1. theoretical approaches to journalism as a global cultural practice
  2. ways in which journalism operates in the global media environment
  3. journalism practices across cultures
  4. the nature and extent of alternative media approaches internationally
  5. relationships between journalism and other social institutions.

At the completion of this unit students will have acquired:

  1. research, writing, and analytical skills appropriate for the new communication environment
  2. specific knowledge of globalisation and communication theory and how this critically informs journalism practice in different cultural environments
  3. an understanding of concepts of cross-cultural communication
  4. problem-solving approaches and techniques relevant to journalism practice internationally
  5. the ability to apply a range of problem-solving and critical analysis skills to chosen case studies
  6. organisational, interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Essay (50%)
  • Online Discussion (25%)
  • Report (25%)

You must complete Level 1 and 2 Communication studies before starting this unit.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Globalisation and journalism
2War journalism and peace journalism
3International journalism practices
4Regional Case Studies

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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