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.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

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Undergraduate
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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20628 LE01 120 82 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20630 WR04 26 10 5 Aug - 16 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
7 Oct - 21 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20632 WR02 26 16 6 Aug - 17 Sep Thursday 1pm - 3pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
8 Oct - 22 Oct Thursday 1pm - 3pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20633 WR01 26 14 7 Aug - 18 Sep Friday 10am - 12pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
9 Oct - 23 Oct Friday 10am - 12pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite