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Journalism courses

Use the power of words to tell stories of people, places, politics and more

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Introduction to Journalism

Journalists are so much more than people who write articles. They’re the fabric of our society – holding a crucial role that tells stories of the every-man, holds those in power accountable and uncovers the deep dark secrets of society. 

With words as their superpower, journalists investigate the unknown and share their findings with the general population – ensuring that our fathers, brothers, mothers, sisters and friends are informed about the issues taking place in society today.

Study a degree in journalism, and you’ll join a league of individuals committed to communication. 

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Emma - Studied a Bachelor of Communication with Griffith University, through Open Universities Australia.

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What will I learn in a journalism degree?

Study a journalism course online, and you’ll learn:

  • How to identify what’s “newsworthy” and what's not: Gain a sense of what's worth reporting on. You'll develop a nose for news through consuming journalism in preparation for creating your own.
  • How to research and plan news stories: Understand what happens behind the scenes of a story. Learn what it takes to find information and structure your piece.
  • Techniques for interviewing subjects and telling their stories: Getting information from people takes a lot more than asking a question. Discover how to build trust with those you report on.
  • Skills to create stories in print, broadcast and online media: From using online publishing systems, to creating sound files, you'll learn it all.
  • The power, and danger, of social media in journalism: Social media has created a new era of news. Discover how you can harness it for to deliver trusted information.

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