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MECO3606: Media Production: Advanced Media Writing

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.

Code MECO3606
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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18 credit points at 2000 level in Media and Communications and MECO1003 or 6 senior credit points in Media and Communications
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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MECO3006

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

  • LO1. independently research, structure and write in many genres of journalism for publication
  • LO2. develop interview and writing skills they have acquired in other MECO production-based units of study
  • LO3. understand the elements of style and structure which underpin quality feature journalism
  • LO4. possess a high standard of oral and written communication skills relevant to the practice of journalism
  • LO5. advance their understanding of the contemporary challenges facing journalism and journalists.