Covers writing and research skills, working in audio, video and online environments, and the legal and ethical frameworks of Journalism.
Students can also study specialist areas such as politics, science, health, business and sports reporting. This major introduces students to the world of online and digital journalism. It focuses on building knowledge, developing research and analytical skills and acquiring practical skills for an ever-changing media landscape.
Availability & Campus
Students are required to complete the following ten units (150 credit points):
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|CMM1304||Writing for the Media||15|
|JOU2111||Introduction to Journalism||15|
|JOU2103||Media Law and Ethics||15|
|JOU2208||Health and Science Journalism||15|
|JOU3209||Business and Data Journalism||15|
|Plus, students are required to complete two of the following units (30 credit points):|
|HIS3106 ^||The World's Most Dangerous Places: Politics and History through Documentary||15|
|BRO3106 ^||Sports Broadcasting||15|
|JOU2106 ^||Sports Journalism||15|
|WRT1110 ^||Introduction to Editing||15|
|PHO3201 ^||Photojournalism and Editorial Practice||15|
^ Core Option
For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.Student handbook
- Adapt knowledge, skills and story ideas to work across diverse media platforms.
- Apply and evaluate the journalistic requirements for research and information gathering, generating stories and questions in order to produce articles of a publishable standard across a range of media formats.
- Communicate information and analysis, clearly across a range of professional contexts, for professional and non professional audiences.
- Critically review, analyse and synthesise information and research, so as to develop stories and story ideas, taking into account ethical, legal and market considerations.
- Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge in depth the theories, principles, techniques, ethics and media laws affecting journalistic practice, including information gathering, writing, editorials, reporting and news.
- Demonstrate independence and self-direction through responsibility for own learning and reflecting on and evaluating personal practices and performance feedback.
- Use initiative and judgement to plan and problem solve in the production news stories articles of a publishable standard across a range of formats for diverse audiences.
Knowledge of the journalistic skill set and a good grounding in writing skills is a valuable asset in many fields of employment, as all organisations now need to be mindful of their public profiles and communication strategies. This major prepares students for a wide range of professional roles in the fields of media and communications.
Possible future job titles
Journalist, Reporter, Producer, Editor, Political Media Staff, Film/Food/Music Reviewer, Digital Content Producer, Social Media Consultant, Media Teacher, Advertising Copywriter, Public Relations Professional, Media and Communication Officer, Sports Reporter, Business Reporter, Health Reporter, Sports Reporter, Science Reporter, Data Journalist