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Unit Code
Unit Title
HEJ605 Radio Documentary
(Not Offered 2014)
HEJ608 Journalism, Media and Communications Internship

2013 HEJ606 Advanced Journalism

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Available as a Student Elective: No

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Not Offered


This unit examines narrative techniques in non-fiction writing, to give students both a basis for understanding the many varieties of journalistic writing and also a range of journalistic writing options for their own work. Students examine various writing genres such as the essay, reportage and literary journalism. Students are required to undertake a scholarly analysis of journalistic writing that uses narrative techniques. Students are also expected to produce substantial pieces of non-fiction writing and to reflect on and constructively critique their research and writing processes to develop the skills required to write advanced journalism.


ASSESSMENT: 2,000 word journalistic essay (30%), 1,500 words field-based writings (3 x 500 words @ 10% each = 30%), 2,000 word researched feature and 1,000-word critique (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 26 contact hours

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - H
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

M.Excl HEJ601

STAFF: Dr Nicola Goc (Coordinator)

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