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Online Journalism (6 points)


Leader: Usha Manchanda Rodrigues

Berwick Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)
Singapore Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit is designed to develop students' skills in and understanding of online journalism. It considers the role of the journalist in the 'information society'; issues of access to and distribution of information; and the applications and potentials of electronic journalism. The legal and ethical issues confronting the online journalist will be considered. The wider implications of electronic networks and online news outlets will be addressed through contemporary debates, for example the projected demise of newspapers and the role of electronic literacy in contemporary society. Access to the internet a pre-requisite.

Assessment: Two reporting pieces: 25% each + Online journalism comparative analysis: 20% + Essay: 30%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture, 1-hour laboratory)

Prerequisites: JRN1902 and JRN1903 or equivalents

Prohibitions: GSC2903, GSC3913, JRN3903

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