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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Chris Nash


Previously coded JRM5916


The content of this unit will vary from time to time as the availability of specialist teachers and student interest affords. It will focus on specific specialized genres in advanced reporting, such as political reporting, business reporting, photojournalism, sports reporting, crime reporting, etc. It will expose students to the specific research modes and contexts for the selected genre, their narrative conventions of reporting and the issues and debates relvant to their contemporary practice.


On satisfactory completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. Identify suitable events, processes and issues for research and reporting relevant to the generic focus of the class
  2. research and report both shorter and more extended stories relevant to the generic 3. demonstrate a strong understanding of the contemporary issues and debates relevant to the specific genre of journalism.
  3. achieve all of the above objectives at a higher level appropriate to a Level 5 unit.


Minor Project (1200 words): 25%
Major Project (2000 words): 50%
Online Discussion and tutorial presentation (1500 words): 25%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week