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Unit of study_

MECO1003: Principles of Media Writing

This unit will give students foundational skills in information gathering and writing for media, with a focus on news and journalistic styles. Students will be introduced to the principles of interviewing and journalistic research.

Code MECO1003
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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MECO2002

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. write news stories that are clear, concise and accurate
  • LO2. demonstrate ability to find and research stories for publication
  • LO3. understand the processes of news
  • LO4. demonstrate awareness of key ethical issues involving the production of news.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.