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Undergraduate | LTU-JRN1TEJ | 2023

The Emerging Journalist

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
12 weeks

Start dates

  • 31 July 2023

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • Identify and write newsworthy stories for print/online publication, using relevant journalistic forms, including the inverted pyramid.

    Verbally present research on a newsworthy topic and explain their ideas and questions to groups of other students and staff.

    Utilise archival material, and undertake effective online database and search engine searches to develop and write news articles.

    Identify, analyse and evaluate sources, arguments and evidence in a range of platforms (audio, online, print, screen including engagement with audiences and apply these critical skills to their own work.

    Analyse and understand the concept of best practice as it applies to reporting, writing, recording, filming, photography and attribution, including the Media Alliance Code of Ethics (, media law and, as appropriate, other emerging codes of conduct and guides to best practice.

    Demonstrate an understanding of how factors such as power, politics and ethics shape media industries.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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