Writing for News Media

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Writing for News Media

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Journalism, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduction
    This is an introductory subject dealing with fundamental practices of news gathering & writing for the news media. It considers definitions of news & the relative weighting of news values. Students are introduced to news writing conventions through both simulated and real-life reporting experiences. The subject analyses & implements methods of attribution & verification. It introduces students to the news interview & basic reporting assignments. Students perform reporting duties for a campus publication & community radio program.

     
    Learning Objectives
    1. The ability to research and write a feature stories, creative non-fiction and fiction for a defined market.
    2. Demonstration of professionalism and ethical behaviour.
    3. The ability to create stories with characters, scenes and dialogue.
    4. An understanding of the theory behind creative writing practice.
    5. The ability to recognise the various ingredients of a successful story or feature and build them into your work.

Course Disclaimer

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.