Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code JRNL303
Subject Name Journalism Newsroom
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites JRNL203 and JRNL204
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Portfolio - Newsroom participation and portfolio 50% Portfolio 30% Reflection - Editorial participation and reflection 20%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions 1796 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media  (Wollongong)
1829 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of International Studies  (Wollongong)
1877 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)  (Wollongong)
1890 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
852 - Bachelor of Journalism  (Wollongong)
853 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
853A - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts  (Wollongong)
854 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Commerce  (Wollongong)
855 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies  (Wollongong)
856 - Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Journalism  (Wollongong)
857 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Engineering  (Wollongong)
858 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws  (Wollongong)
859 - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
859A - Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science  (Wollongong)
Contact Hours 5hr Practical per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Shawn Burns
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Shawn Burns
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject allows students to demonstrate and develop the skills they have learned in their other journalism subjects. Students will work in reporting, editorial or production groups to contribute weekly content to the journalism programís news website: The Current. Students will be cycled through editorial, reporting and production cycles in the course of a semester exposing them to the range of tasks and responsibilities in a professional media operations.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify, analyse and assess a range of journalistic story options from current community events and issues
2. Demonstrate an ability to complete a range of professional media reporting and production tasks to deadline
3. Collaborate, effectively and efficiently with colleagues to plan edit and produce journalistic work for online publication
4. Effectively identify multimedia forms most appropriate to particular stories and articulate their decision making process
5. Edit and prepare for publication, in a variety of formats, their own work and the work of others


Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:



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