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JN2021 - Writing Convergent Stories 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: JN2300
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
JN2007 JN5021

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
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.