* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Convergent journalism brings together a range of media formats to better inform and engage audiences in web journalistic story telling. This unit engages students with the theories and practices of convergent journalism. Students will apply at least three different media formats to produce journalism suitable for online publication. These may include audio, words and still and moving image formats. Though not a prerequisite, previous study in broadcast journalism will be an advantage.
ASSESSMENT: One 2000 word essay (30%), content pitch and story script (1000 words or equivalent) (20%), convergent journalism content plus exegesis (3000 words equivalent) (50%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Internal: Five hours class contact fortnightly (13 weeks).
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
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