CMN130 Introduction to Journalism

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CMN130 Introduction to Journalism


This course introduces basic journalism skills. It examines different types of journalism and the different professional roles journalists occupy. There is an explanation of news, news sense and news values – you will consider what makes news, what is not news, and why. You will learn about media ownership and relationships between news, advertising and public relations. You will also learn about the way news and current affairs reports are prepared for radio, television, print and the web. You will be introduced to the art of interviewing, consider the importance of professional ethics, and start learning how to write in journalistic style. The importance of spelling, grammar, punctuation and house style will be reinforced. You will be encouraged to develop a lasting interest in news and current affairs.

Other information

Semester of offer*:
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
Student contribution band:
Band 1
Census date:
Academic Calendar

* Semester of offer is subject to change.

Course outline

CMN130 Course Outline Semester 1, 2020 (PDF 224KB)

Students enrolled in this course should check the course Blackboard site to ensure that they are accessing the most recent approved version of the course outline.

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