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This online News Writing and Ethics unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University provides students with the essential skills for researching and producing news in different genres and for a range of media. Students also examine the ethical issues faced by today’s journalists, and how these are applied to their own work.
Through a combination of written work and online discussion, students analyse different theories and implications of journalistic ethics through the framework of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) Code of Ethics.
The unit focuses on teaching a range of writing styles and techniques; personal judgement in information gathering; the gender and race politics inherent in news making; relationships between mass media and other institutions and critical reflection. These skills are essential for those seeking to enter the media industry in any capacity.
Applicants must have successfully completed the following unit prior to enrolling:
The following unit is also recommended:
In this communication unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
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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By completing this unit, you will have the skills required for producing a range of news media genres and styles, as well as a critical awareness of the issues and implications of ethical conduct in the field of journalism. This unit covers essential knowledge for those interested in entering the media industry in any role.
In particular, you will be able to gather information and write on a range of key topic areas and for a variety of news genres; you will be able to write and read news journalism within an ethical context as examined through the framework of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) Code of Ethics; you will understand the nature of narrative construction; the race and gender politics inherent in media production and the impacts of mass media on the field of journalism.
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, 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.