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Writing Features: Narrative Journalism - MECO6915

Year - 2020

This unit teaches the basic principles and skills of narrative journalism, or features, suited to print and online publications. Genres include profile, essay, travel, memoir, investigative journalism, cultural commentary and behind-the-news stories as well as multimedia features. Skills in pitching story ideas to editors, conducting interviews, understanding readerships, conducting research, quoting speech and writing dialogue, understanding structure and developing style will be covered in workshop-based classes, providing opportunities to critique work, practice writing skills, make revisions and become familiar with editing processes prior to submission of assignments.

1x3hr seminar/week

1x1000wd pitching assignment (20%), 1x1000wd draft first feature (20%), 1x1000wd final first feature (20%), 1x1500wd second feature (40%)


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Media and Communications
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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