University of Technology Sydney

54024 The Hive: Collaborative Journalism

Requisite(s): 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10046 Journalism Major OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10020 Journalism major BAComm
Anti-requisite(s): 58211 Specialist Reporting, Audiences and Interactivity


In this subject, students work individually and in collaborative groups, under the guidance of tutors to deepen their understanding of news values, audiences, contemporary crowd sourcing techniques and social media journalism as a means to the practice of journalistic collaboration. Students use the theory of crowdsourcing extending it to the practice of collaborative journalism, analysing both audience and editorial requirements. Students work in collaborative groups to deepen their understanding and practice of journalistic collaboration, producing stories on multiple platforms which can be housed on theme-based websites. Students analyse the impact on journalism of media organisational convergence and the breakdown of media silos. Students gain critical understanding of participation (professional and non-professional) as an emerging core practice of journalism.

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