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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2010 (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;
  3. the differences between traditional print and broadcast journalism, and online and convergence journalism;
  4. how the practice of journalism is being shaped by new information technologies;
  5. what skills are needed to work as an online or multi-media journalist;
  6. the ethical and legal issues confronting online journalists;
  7. what skills are required to produce a multi-media news web site.


Written assignments: 50% (2000 words)
Multi-media project: 40%
Team work and participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Philip Chubb

Contact hours

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

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



Two second-year journalism units


GSC2903, GSC3913, JRN2903