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JRN3902 - Applied Journalism Research Project

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Andrea Baker


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This is a final year compulsory unit exclusive to the Bachelor of Arts (Journalism). Students have the option of undertaking an industry placement in print, audio, visual or on-line media or conducting an advanced project in Australia or Overseas, developed in consultation with the unit adviser.


Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Practical experience in the media and related industries in Australia and overseas.
  2. Ability to draw conclusions about the way in which newsrooms operate and about news criteria and journalism skills.
  3. Ability to apply the principles and practice of journalism that they have learnt in their undergraduate studies.
  4. Skills relevant to prospective employers.
  5. Evidence of a folio of experiences and publications gained during placement.
  6. Ability to make decisions about careers in journalism.
  7. Competency in completion of a workplace project or practical research project to enable an understanding of different aspects of the news media, of editorial requirements and of news values.


Project and evidence of production or publication (2,500 words) : 60%
Project Report (2,000 words) : 40%

Contact hours

1 hour seminar in weeks 1 and 13. Consultation with unit leader during placement.


JRN2903/3903, JRN2905 or JRN2907, JRN2901/JRN3901, JRN2909/3909 or equivalents. Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) or associated double degrees or double awards