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54020 Stories from the Streets: Local Journalism, Social Media

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 58110 Introduction to Journalism


Students develop the practice of professional journalism through on-the-street reporting; and research, produce and edit original, accurate and well-edited news stories to deadline, publishing on basic content management systems to deliver work each week. They work in pop-up newsrooms during Newsday, the real-time UTS newsroom; and develop live-blogging skills during events. Students also discover how to research beyond Google and be introduced to the basic elements of data. They are able to analyse significant news events through multiple perspectives. Clarity of written and spoken communication is a key focus of this subject in order to ensure students are able to speak clearly and write accurately. They are introduced to the legal restrictions and legal obligations in reporting for media.

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