Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Journalism, Social Media
Taught In English
JOUR11-100 Writing for News Media
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject embraces the journalism research opportunities offered by the digital age, skilling students in advanced interviewing, data journalism, social networking and rounds reporting, drawing on a range of theories. Students will learn to critically evaluate complex political and business documents and have the opportunity to compile a major investigative report.Learning Objectives1. Demonstrated understanding of key journalism investigation methods, including computer-assisted reporting, interviewing, document retrieval and analysis, local government reporting and quantitative methods.
2. Applying key journalism investigation methods to the research and writing of an in-depth story.
3. An understanding of the traditions of investigative journalism, the founding principles of journalism and the broader social implications of the media's dissemination of information.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.