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Broadcast Journalism Course unit

This online unit from Griffith University offers students the chance to practise their research, writing, and production skills.


It focuses on news and current affairs for broadcast media, including video and audio content for television and the web.


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International Journalism Course unit

This online International Journalism unit offered by Griffith University aims to give you theoretical and practical insight into how journalism has adapted to a global media environment.


You will learn about the impact of globalisation on journalism and international journalism practices, among other relevant and useful topics.


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Journalism Course unit

The online Journalism postgraduate unit at Swinburne University examines how journalists work in constructing news stories.


The unit also looks at other journalism mediums, including feature writing, television reporting and war reporting.


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Journalism Cultures Course unit

Journalism Cultures is an online unit provided by Griffith University exploring the role of journalism as a cultural resource.


It explores the ways journalism is understood and applied across different media cultures.


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Media Ethics Course unit

This online Media Ethics unit from Griffith University reviews various national and international media codes of ethics and conduct, and then questions their effectiveness in a fast-paced industry.


This unit also reviews contributions from traditional ethics to allow students to formulate their own view of media-worker ethics and responsibilities, especially in relation to corporate versus personal codes of conduct.


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Narrative Journalism Course unit

This online Narrative Journalism unit from Macquarie University is designed for students interested in exploring and further developing their creative and critical writing skills.


The unit is comprised of lectures on key theoretical writing issues such as the writer’s historical identity, the nature of narrative, the relationship between writing and subjectivity, and the representation of truth.


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New Media Theory Course unit

By undertaking this unit, you will gain insights into New Media Theory by exploring traditional theories of communication, as well as emerging theories about cyberspace.


This online unit is provided by Griffith University and is designed for advanced students who wish to work in the creative fields of media and digital communications.


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News and Information Gathering Course unit

Gain the skills necessary to make it in the fast-paced world of journalism, with this online unit on News and Information Gathering through Griffith University.


You will learn how to write to a deadline, handle the stressful side of the job, and cover all the rounds, from crime and politics to sport and leisure.


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News and Politics Course unit

Learn how to craft engaging news stories, and where to find them, with this online News and Politics unit of study from Griffith University.


The unit has a strong focus on political news coverage, and is a recognised course unit in a range of journalism, PR and arts degrees.


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Newspapers in History Course unit

Newspapers in History looks at the rise of newspapers in the West, as well as issues facing today’s media, including ownership of the press and journalism as a profession.


This online unit is provided by Griffith University, and will teach you to analyse newspapers through the prism of wider societal issues.


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Online News Production Course unit

This Online News Production unit from Griffith University develops your online news production skills in the changing landscape of journalism.


The unit also explores how online news sites often lead the way when reporting disasters and major events, and how they can provide greater depth and audience connectivity than their mainstream media counterparts.


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Styles and Genres of Journalism Course unit

Learn about the varying styles of journalism and their roles in society with this online Griffith University unit, Styles and Genres of Journalism.


Contributing to a Bachelor of Communication, this unit will teach you how to analyse and utilise different journalistic styles and techniques.


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Writing Magazine Features Course unit

This online Writing Magazine Features unit from Curtin University focuses on the social and cultural context of magazine production, the international nature of the market and the structure of magazine feature writing.


The unit also teaches students the basic feature forms, styles, structures of magazine content, and how to source ideas and develop them into stories


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About Journalism

‘If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.’ – Julian Assange

Journalism covers pretty much every aspect of society – from politics to fashion, crime to economics, travel to the latest blockbuster – it provides a snapshot of culture at any given time. It is just as much about investigation as it is about documenting stories, so if you have a curious mind and a bold approach, maybe you should consider a career as a journalist.

There are two main types of journalism: broadcast and print. Broadcast involves reporting over media such as television and radio, while print journalists report through newspapers and magazines, often online. Both require a high level of written communication skills and an ability to ferret out the facts – and an online course in journalism will help you hone these skills to industry standard.

With many journalists working as freelancers, our course offerings include qualifications specific to freelance journalism. Not only will you cover fundamental topics such as media research and interview techniques, you will also learn how to get your work published as a freelancer by generating good story ideas and pitching and marketing your work.

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