University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 2334 - Writing for News Media

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BMedia, BCtveArts, BMus and DipMus students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Quota: A quota of 120 applies
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assessment: Print & broadcast news stories 20%, sourced news story and reflection 30%, news writing to deadline 20%, news analysis presentation 20%, participation & engagement 10%
Syllabus:

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of writing for news media, through lectures and practical workshops. Students will be introduced to key principles of news writing, and to the specific requirements of writing for print, broadcast and online media. Course content will incorporate news values, news language and news story structure as a foundation for the practical application of this knowledge through class exercises and assignments. Students will have the opportunity to work with a range of types of source material in developing and writing news stories, and will explore the basics of “soft news” writing and the broader context in which journalism operates.

Course Fees

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20373 LE01 110 14 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 10am - 11am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 10am - 11am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20374 WR06 24 FULL 8 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
10 Oct - 24 Oct Thursday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
20376 WR04 24 FULL 7 Aug - 18 Sep Wednesday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
9 Oct - 23 Oct Wednesday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20377 WR03 24 FULL 7 Aug - 18 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
9 Oct - 23 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20379 WR01 24 FULL 8 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 1pm - 3pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
10 Oct - 24 Oct Thursday 1pm - 3pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite