Journalism Research

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Journalism Research

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Journalism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    JN201 and JN202 and JN203

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    Students are introduced to scientific methods of researching stories using statistics, archival sources and written materials. The main aim is to learn how to obtain information through the use of databases and the Internet. Students will also be introduced to more specialised areas of journalism such as government, health and the arts. They will learn to interpret data, obtain statistically valid poll data and report on it. Assignments will be published in the Wansolwara.

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