University of Technology Sydney

52641 News Now

Anti-requisite(s): 54020 Stories from the Streets: Local Journalism, Social Media AND 58111 Reporting with Sound and Image


This subject focuses on equipping students with the formative news skills required for the practice of journalism, and training students to start thinking like a journalist and journalist-entrepreneur. Students learn to identify what constitutes news and why. They consider and practice verification strategies, social media news generation and distribution, truth and accuracy, and digital literacy. In a continuously changing media environment, students learn to report news across platforms and innovations in digital news media. Assessments include reporting from a news conference and producing a multiplatform research project from pitch to production. The subject provides students with opportunities to develop their critical understanding of the key issues currently facing journalism.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus,
Spring session, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.

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