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: Up to 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%

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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Postgraduate Coursework
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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 09/08/2021 Wed 18/08/2021 Fri 17/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28711 LEC0 120 91 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20324 WR03 25 18 5 Aug - 16 Sep Thursday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
7 Oct - 21 Oct Thursday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
20325 WR01 25 3 5 Aug - 16 Sep Thursday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
7 Oct - 21 Oct Thursday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite