JN1005 - Writing Convergent Stories
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)
Students study the language of news, how to discern which medium suits the matter
of a given story, and how to construct a news story. They learn how to write introductions,
how to use quotes, and how and when to employ active and passive voice. They learn
to write across different media, including when and how to use the 'inverted pyramid'
format; and how to approach interviewees and conduct a journalistic interview. Across
the subject students are expected to generate fresh story ideas and to develop a news
style of their own.
- to shape information into news stories;
- to develop interviewing skills;
- to develop writing skills in the news genre;
- to understand news values.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Dr Maxine Newlands.
- 13 hours lectures
- 24 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (50%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest