JRN112 Journalism in Society (8)


This subject introduces students to journalism. It examines journalism's evolving role in society and contemporary challenges to journalism as an industry and a profession.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalBathurst Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JRN112
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe journalism in society in historical and contemporary contexts
  • be able to discuss the practice and activities employed by journalists in carrying out their social role
  • be able to reflect upon the impact of technology on journalism
  • be able to connect literature and other interpretations of journalism with examples of practice


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Who is a journalist, what is a journalist?
  • Journalism in society
  • Introduction to theory of journalism
  • The relationship between theory and practice
  • The contemporary journalism environment
  • Introduction to ethical issues affecting journalism
  • Reflection strategies


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.