University of Technology Sydney

57194 Journalism Major Project

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04106 Master of Arts Journalism OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04321 Master of Advanced Journalism OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04397 Master of Advanced Journalism (Extension)
Anti-requisite(s): 57186 Journalism Major Project 2


In this capstone subject, students conduct an in-depth investigation to produce an innovative and significant work of journalism or a scholarly journalism studies investigation. Students demonstrate their advanced application of key skills and knowledge. Advised by a journalist mentor from UTS or industry, students pitch their project concept for approval, conduct their original research, pilot interviews and drafting elements, reflect on progress in workshops, finalise their approach, and produce, edit and submit the completed project. Final projects are pitched to a panel of media professionals.

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