Read up on how the flow and structure of web writing differs from print formats. Scroll through online copyright and citation rules. Speculate where web publishing is headed. Write pieces that show your understanding of online audiences, voice and form.
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Please Note: This subject is not taking further enrolments for SP1 at this time.
This subject was previously known as Web Publishing.
This subject examines writing on the web in its many diverse forms. Students will gain a theoretical understanding of the different modes of writing in an online environment as well as practical skills in exploring their own writing. They will think through the practice of writing, consider what it means for a culture, and examine how writing can be transformative. In particular, the subject explores the relationships between authorship and authority, hypertext and credibility, collaboration and consciousness, comment culture and bullying, news and entertainment, as well as considering short form texting and emojis.
Further Information: List of topics is indicative and subject to minor change prior to the start of each Study Period.
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