University of Technology Sydney

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 an understanding of news content, writing and current ethical and legal standards employed in newsrooms in Australia; and research and produce accurate, well-edited news stories across online text, audio and video platforms to deadline. Students' work may be published on Central News (at the discretion of the Central News multimedia producer). Students learn how to research news beyond google and how to structure a news story across various platforms, with emphasis on writing with clarity and accuracy. They are introduced to interviewing etiquette and differences in interviewing styles across platforms. Students are exposed to real newsroom ethical and legal dilemmas.

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