Journalism in Context
2014 unit code: MDA60006 (formerly HAM430)
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||36 Hours|
HAJM100, HAJM400 or equivalent
A unit of study in the Graduate Diploma of Arts (Media and Communications) and Master of Arts (Media and Communications) programs.
Aims and objectives
This subject will aim to introduce students to current issues affecting the profession of journalism in
This subject will cover a range of issues to do with contemporary journalism in the context of converged media and cross-media platforms. Areas to be covered include hyperlocal journalism and the web, citizen journalism and participatory media, news and the blogoshere, news gathering in virtual environments, on demand news production, journalism and changing copyright environments.
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Conley, D & Lamble, S. The Daily Miracle (3rd edn, Oxford News Ltd, 2006).