JOUR404-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Journalism in Society

15 points
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Withdraw Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty: Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 18 May 2018


This course focuses on the political and social issues journalists need to understand to undertake their work in New Zealand and the wider region. It aims to give students a critical understanding of the role of the professional journalist and media industry, issues relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its importance to bi-cultural reporting, and consideration of issues of media ownership, 'race', gender, ethnicity and class. The course combines critical analysis and practical skills through written work and tutorial exercises, and a Christchurch-based community journalism project.


Subject to the approval of the PGDipJ coordinator

Course Coordinator

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $905.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 25

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All JOUR404 Occurrences

  • JOUR404-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018