School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Feature WritingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102061.1

Discipline: JOURNALISM

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Asha Chand

Assumed Knowledge
News sense. An interest in telling a story. Basic journalism writing skills and keenness to develop an interest in social issues. Broad understanding of the role of journalism in society. Basic computer skills.

Equivalent Units
100558 - Journalism Feature Writing, 100554 - Magazine Journalism.

100556 Introduction to Journalism

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Autumn  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Sydney City Session 2  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Ming Diao  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This subject takes students beyond event and reactionary reporting towards an understanding of the proactive process of exploration, interpretation and exposure in journalism. Students learn how to find, filter and file information in a dynamic and constantly changing environment. Given a lot more time to explore issues, students learn to add value to information while keeping the story current, to deadline and in the public sphere, while negotiating with the media industry to get their stories out into the public sphere. Students are encouraged to develop their unique writing styles while also focusing on social issues such as trauma, violence, mental health and wellbeing.

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