Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).
The unit provides a critical introduction to the key concepts and practices of research and reporting for South African and African news journalism; the social, professional and legal context for journalism production; the technical production and narrative conventions for at least two different media (print, online, radio and/or video). Students research and produce original news stories to deadline in at least two media, produce a critical evaluation of their own performance and constructive feedback for their peers.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.