COMS331-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Researching and Reporting News

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course provides an introduction to the foundational skills and knowledge required for communicating news and information to various publics. Students will learn how to develop writing and multimedia skills to produce engaging digital content. They will also gain knowledge of their ethical responsibilities and learn to critically reflect on their own and others' media practice. The course combines analytical skills with practical experience, including fieldwork and internship opportunities, to help consolidate the links between theory and practice, and develop independence in professional work.


Limited Entry. (i) COMS231, COMS232, COMS233. (ii) Permission from the Head of Department.

Course Coordinator

Tara Ross

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,864.00

International fee $7,294.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 26

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All COMS331 Occurrences

  • COMS331-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021