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This Open Universities Australia and Griffith University unit offers students the opportunity to explore journalism on a global scale. In some cases, you will explore quite specific topics, such as the differences between war journalism and peace journalism.
By studying this unit in International Journalism you will gain an understanding of the theoretical approaches to journalistic practices, and will also explore how journalism varies across cultures. To give you an in-depth insight into the specific regional differences, the unit will encourage you to nominate a region of your choice for further investigation.
As this is often referred to as the digital age, alternative media will not be ignored – you will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the nature and extent of implementation of alternative media approaches on an international basis. You will also explore the nature of relationships between a range of other social institutions and journalism.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
In this journalism unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will help you to develop a range of transferable skills which will be particularly useful to students who aim to pursue careers in journalism. During the unit, you will see progress in your research and analytical skills, while the quality of your written communications will also improve.
As this unit examines international journalism, you will be expected to develop an understanding of cross-cultural communication, and completion of this unit will position you to work as a foreign correspondent, freelance journalist and international investigative reporter.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.