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Newsroom (MCC323)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 4
Description This unit involves advanced news writing for publication. Students will work in the on-campus newsroom to produce stories for Murdoch's online news service The Murdoch Independent.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Work effectively to deadlines.
2. Rapidly and accurately produce news stories for the web.
3. Produce multimedia material to add value to your stories.
4. Use a website Content Management System to upload stories with appropriate extra material and metadata.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per week in first six weeks; additional production time rostered in the newsroom.
Prerequisites MCC267 Photo and Video Journalism and MCC240 Politics, Journalism and Society and MCC217 Web News Production AND MCC245 Media Law and Ethics (may be studied concurrently); or permission from the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed JOU323 Print News may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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