Advanced News Writing
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Apply advanced skills in writing feature and in-depth news articles.
- Utilise advanced skills and knowledge in a range of longer-form journalism styles.
- Demonstrate professional approaches to freelance work in journalism.
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge associated with specialist reporting.
- Demonstrate international perspectives as a professional and as a citizen.
- Introduction to Feature Writing
- Creative and Craft
- Freelance Journalism
- Researching Profiles
- Writing Profiles and Features
- Travel Writing and Specialisation
- Literary Journalism
- Immersion Journalism
- Editing and Social Media
- Futures in News Writing
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
Feature writing is one of the most enduring and satisfying styles of modern journalism, allowing writers to settle into their subject in a more creative and in-depth way than ‘hard’ bulletin-style news writing. It’s about scratching below the surface and revealing the people and places, the hows, and the whys behind the news.
To help you on the road to feature writing mastery, we will be exploring and practising a number of techniques around selecting a topic and an angle, interviewing, structuring your work, writing a fabulous intro, using quotes and description, and editing and publishing. You’re going to enjoy reading and analysing some inspiring feature articles by leading writers and, through the forum activities and your own writing practice, develop some of the same skills and strategies that the pros use.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a third-year course from UniSA Online’s Digital Media degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Continous Assessment - 3000 words (65%)
- Project - 1500 words (35%)