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 JRNL307
Subject Name Feature Storytelling
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites JRNL203 and JRNL204
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Professional task - Profile Feature 40% Presentation - Class Presentation 20% Professional task - Feature Article 40%
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
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
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
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.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
This subject focuses on written storytelling techniques for print and online media, with consideration given to ethical and legal restraints. Topics covered include: in-depth interviewing; feature story introductions; feature story structures; dialogue and characterisation; scene descriptions; online and conventional research; developing concepts; clear, correct writing. Different feature forms such as profiles; news/background features; issue-based features; how-to features; obituary features; and opinion essays will be covered.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. identify a good subject for an in-depth interview
2. conduct an in-depth interview using appropriate techniques, illustrated in the course
3. craft and collate an interview with other research into a written ‘Profile’ feature
4. understand the basic principles of writing feature length stories
5. identify feature-oriented stories in news events/issues
6. present a feature story which appeals to general readership
7. observe ethical, legal and behavioural constraints

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