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JRN3903 - Online Journalism

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Usha Manchanda Rodrigues


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


As for JRN2903.


At the end of the semester, students will have a good knowledge of:

  1. the development of the Internet, in particular the world wide web, and its impact on the media and in the society; 2. the critical discourses related to the information society;
  2. the differences between traditional print and broadcast journalism, and online and convergence journalism;
  3. how the practice of journalism is being shaped by new information technologies;
  4. what skills are needed to work as an online or multi-media journalist;
  5. the ethical and legal issues confronting online journalists;
  6. what skills are required to produce a multi-media news web site.


Analytical piece (1000 words): 20%
Reporting a news story (1000 words): 20%
Multi-media reporting project proposal (700 words): 15%
Multi-media reporting project (1800 words): 35%
Team work and participation: 10%
Nature and complexity of reporting pieces suitable for third year unit

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour laboratory) per week


Two second-year journalism units


GSC2903, GSC3913, JRN2903