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News Reporting

Undergraduate | USA-COMM1074 | 2024

Get basic knowledge in how news is gathered and amplified. You’ll dissect methods of reporting in print, broadcast, online and on social media. Discover what makes a good interview. Learn how to gather news under tight deadlines. 

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Enrol by
16 June 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
10 weeks
Start dates
8 Jan 2024,
24 June 2024

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News Reporting

About this subject

  • By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ability to select story topics that are newsworthy and select news angles from those topics
    2. Demonstrate ability to select news angles and choose suitable sources of news
    3. Plan and conduct interviews designed to produce publishable data suitable for a range of news media
    4. Plan and conduct other news gathering practices designed to produce publishable data suitable for a range of news media
    5. Write complete but basic news stories and follow-up news stories under deadline pressures
    6. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current issues reported in Australian and international media

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
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