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This course builds on the intensive training of JOUR 401 and focuses on newsgathering and reporting in a variety of formats and using a variety of tools. The course is designed to combine analytical skills, through evaluation of a variety of news media and news issues, with practical experience to develop knowledge and critical understanding of journalism practice and increased independence in news production.
This course builds on the intensive training of JOUR 401 and focuses on newsgathering and reporting in a variety of formats and using a variety of tools. The course is designed to combine analytical skills, through evaluation of a variety of news media and news issues, with practical experience to develop knowledge and critical understanding of journalism practice and increased independence in news production. Fieldwork opportunities and a final work placement provide the opportunity for you to consolidate the links between theory and practice, and develop independence in your professional work.
The successful completion of this course enables students to further develop the critical insight, writing, reporting and multimedia skills and flexibility needed to excel in a rapidly changing journalism world. By the end of this course, students are expected to demonstrate high-level proficiency in gathering, writing and editing publishable news for print, broadcast and the web, and to operate effectively individually and in teams to produce weekly news.Students are expected to demonstrate:Personal Attributesa high standard of communication skillsa high level of analysis, critique, synthesis and problem-solvingindependent judgmentorganisation and time management skills, including an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlinescomputer technology skills, including an ability to use and critically evaluate new media and digital toolsa critical knowledge of news and current affairsan ability to locate, critically evaluate and use information in a range of contextsself-reflection and critical evaluation of their own practiceInteractive Attributesan ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others to plan and produce regular newsan ability to relate to and communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds, including journalism professionalsSpecific Programme Attributesan ability to independently and effectively gather and research newsan ability to write and edit journalism across a range of styles and platforms to recognised industry standardsstrong research and investigative skills, including the retrieval and critical analysis of information from a range of sources using a range of toolsan ability to conduct interviews to a professional standardeffective use of digital, audio and visual technologiesan ability to reflect critically on journalism practicea critical understanding of journalism within its social, cultural and international contextsexperience of independent work in a newsroom
JOUR401, Subject to the approval of the PGDipJ coordinator RP: JOUR401
Students must attend one activity from each section.
As with JOUR 401, classes are structured across our schedule of 10am-12pm Monday & Tuesday classes and 1pm-4pm Tuesday & Thursday classes. There will be times where you are required to work a full day, such as during newsroom exercises and on work placement in October.You are required to produce stories for publication throughout the course, primarily in community and daily print and online newspapers. All work must be vetted and approved by teaching staff before it is submitted for publication unless you are working under the supervision of the relevant newsroom.In order to complete assignments, you may be required to set up your own accounts in Google, Photoshop Express, Twitter and other social media. You are expected to use these accounts ALWAYS in a professional manner. Remember, employers can see you and web archives endure.
Domestic fee $1,847.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
Maximum enrolment is 25
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Language, Social and Political Sciences.