Introduction to Journalism

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Journalism

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Journalism

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course is a conceptual and a practical introduction to journalism which surveys the media in the South Pacific. It will focus on the practical skills of news writing for print, radio and television. It will be conducted through a combination of lectures and extensive practical workshops and assignments for the training newspaper Wansolwara and its website. Emphasis will be placed on writing plain and clear English.

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