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International Journalism

Undergraduate | GRF-CJR310 | 2024

Get a bird’s eye view of global approaches to journalism. Compare journalistic practices across different cultures. Take on international case studies encompassing current events. Learn what it’s like on the ground as a war journalist.

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7 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
15 July 2024,
4 Nov 2024

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International Journalism

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you 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 subject you 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.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Communication

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