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Private investors and public companies make a significant contribution to the shape of our cultural and physical landscape, and news about important new projects and developments often breaks first in the business pages. This unit equips students to access and report information from this sector by providing an overview of its structures and of the concepts that underpin the movement of money and the behaviour of companies. The unit is focused on practical journalistic skill development. In addition, data visualisation is a valuable industry skill to enable audiences to understand numbers and proportions across a range of journalistic topics. The unit will include basic skills required for the interpretation and creation of charts and infographics.
Unit was previously coded JOU4109 and JOU3109
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
Workshops, lectures with interactive activities.
GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units
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|Portfolio||Series of 4 tasks @ 10% each||40%|
|Participation||Marks for activities in tutorials||30%|
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