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Media Production: Advanced Media Writing - MECO3606

Year - 2020

MECO3606 aims to further develop students' writing, research and interviewing skills. The course is framed around the exploration of different feature genres of journalism that have developed in the print media (magazines and newspapers) and are now evolving online. We will explore various types of feature journalism via close reading and student writing. The unit aims not just to teach students how to write in various journalistic genres, but to think about journalism critically and creatively in order to respond to the challenges the profession is facing in the 21st century..

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week

1x500wd column (20%), 3x300wd equivalent participation (10%), 1x300wd equivalent feature pitch (10%), 1x400wd equivalent peer review (10%), 1x2500wd long feature (40%), 1x250wd publication analysis (5%), 1x250wd email pitch (5%)

Additional information
Available to BA/B Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) students only


18 credit points at 2000 level in Media and Communications and MECO1003 or 6 senior credit points in Media and Communications




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Media and Communications
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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