ATS2219 - Sport journalism in the digital age - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Ms Julie-Ann Tullberg


Ms Julie-Ann Tullberg

Not offered in 2018


Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.


This unit provides a detailed exploration of the research and innovative reporting practices for sports journalism in the digital age. It canvasses the major documentary and database sources, match reporting, contemporary issues and case studies, and key personalities and institutions in a range of major sports. It explores the usage of various technologies and social media in contemporary reporting practices, and critically considers the professional and social implications and accountabilities of sports journalism. This unit also features industry engagement and in-house internship opportunities (mojo digital magazine) working with highly experienced Monash staff.


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

  1. identify local, national and international people and events relevant to current issues and media issues;
  2. report on sports events in a clear, concise, factual, creative and meaningful way using a variety of elements in a coherent news package;
  3. identify and research a sports story, conduct interviews and gather appropriate evidentiary material in the appropriate medium; 4. identify and observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with sports journalism, and reflect critically on their own and others' performance in this regard;
  4. work independently, innovatively and collaboratively in learning and production processes, including online forums, to produce sport reports to deadlines and under pressure.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 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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