Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Philip Chubb


This unit explores long-form journalism. Students may choose to work in print, audio, video and/or digital environments. Students will develop a story idea through to full production using in-depth journalistic and creative practices. Students work independently and collaboratively during the production. They produce a critical evaluation of their own and others productions and supply constructive feedback to their peers. This unit presumes students have competency with a range of production equipment and software as required in their chosen medium.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. be able to research and write/produce long-form narrative journalism at a professional standard.
  2. have a strong understanding of the ethical and social issues associated with in-depth interviewing, researching and writing.
  3. be able to publish long-form stories.
  4. understand and work within and among the generic conventions of journalism and broader styles of non-fiction writing.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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