JN1001 - The Journalist and Society
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)
Journalists record history as the people's witness while presenting a forum for ideas
and opinions. Drawing on case studies, this subject explores some of the issues that
confront the contemporary journalist. Students examine the relationship between journalists
and the political process, including the censoring of freedom of speech, the role
of the reporter in war, and the decline of investigative journalism in the face of
- to understand the effects those issues have on the reporting of news;
- to understand the issues in society that shape journalists and journalism today.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes
||Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes, Dr Marie Oelgemoeller.
- 26 hours lectures
- 10 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (50%).
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