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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Chris Nash


This unit introduces students to the application of Internet technologies into journalism research and reporting practice. It explores the major issues related to sourcing and publishing journalism on the Web, including verification, authentication and attribution, and basic Web publishing skills using text, graphics, sound and image.


On satisfactory completion of this unit students will:

  1. have a deep conceptual overview of the Internet and its functionality.
  2. understand the range of Internet resources available for journalism research
  3. understand the key usability factors that determine good Web design and presentation
  4. be able to research and report for the Web and to locate their output within the context of an evolving global medium.
  5. produce a Web-based report using text, sound and images


Reporter's blog (1000 words): 25%
Online discussion and tutorial presentation (1500 words): 25%
Major Project: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

William Birnbauer

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week


JRM4902 and JRM4908