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JN2021 - Writing Convergent Stories 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

Students hone newswriting skills learned in first year while refining such professional practice skills as effective interviewing techniques; writing, filming or collecting audio in an engaging way; and delivering accurate stories to deadline. In this subject students begin to build a portfolio of work while they gather stories for the JCU digital media platform. Students are assigned rounds as they learn how to engage in authentic reporting.

Learning Outcomes

  • establish a network of news contacts;
  • produce a regular flow of news stories for the print media to publishable standards.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: JN1005 AND (JN2300 OR JN2310)
JN2007 JN5021


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Maxine Newlands.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); portfolio of written work (90%).

Note: 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 official information.