Develops an understanding of contemporary online news journalism production models and transmedia publication platforms. The forms, styles and features of online reporting and publication in the contemporary digital news environment are critically analysed. Students develop practical skills through researching, planning and transmedia production of an online journalism website.
- Global audiences
- Online news formats
- Transmedia narrative
- Text in online news
- Production Technology: audio, images and video
- Audience interaction in online news
- User generated content
- Media workers in an online world
- Publishing: Content Management Systems
- Social media and online news
- Editing online: Style and coding content
- Law and online communication
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify and critically analyse the different forms of online journalism||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|2||discuss the implications of the digital revolution for journalism and the media industries||Intellectual rigour|
|3||plan, research, and contribute to the production of a news website||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|4||evaluate and manage different information sources on the internet||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate an understanding of the various roles involved in online news production, working effectively and professionally as part of a production team.||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
- Weekly readings are assigned from this text: Wilkinson, JS, Grant, AE & Fisher, DJ , 2013, Principles of Convergent Journalism, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, New York, NY. ISBN: 9780-1-9983-8653.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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