JOUR406-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Advanced Storytelling

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019


This course develops specialist areas of practical journalism, including features and online journalism. It builds on the journalism skills of research, reporting, interviewing and analysis and applies them to a variety of writing styles and subjects, and multi-media and digital technologies. The course is designed to combine analytical skills, through critical appraisal of a variety of news media, with practical experience. As well as attending lectures, workshops and discussion seminars, students will research and produce their own features and a capstone digital media project.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this course, you are expected to have advanced writing and production skills, an ability to effectively publish and critique their own and others’ work on the web, and a critical understanding of issues in new media journalism. You are expected to demonstrate:

    Personal Attributes
  • a high standard of communication skills
  • a high level of analysis, critique, synthesis and problem-solving
  • independent judgment
  • organisation and time management skills, including an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • computer technology skills, including an ability to use and critically evaluate new media and digital tools
  • self-reflection and critical evaluation of your own practice

    Interactive Attributes
  • an ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others

    Specific Programme Attributes
  • an ability to research, write and edit journalism across a range of styles and platforms, including profiles and features
  • effective use of digital, audio and visual technologies
  • an ability to design, write and produce a web publication that demonstrates expertise in more than one tool or technology


Subject to approval of the Head of Programme

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Elsie Locke 104 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $923.00

* 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.

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  • JOUR406-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019