JRN203 Print Journalism 2 (8)

This subject continues to develop students' skills in the print area as more complex assignments are undertaken. By the end of the session, students have the professional grounding to have stories published in newspapers and magazines. Students gain experience in sub-editing and feature writing, intercultural communication and international communication as they move towards advanced production areas. They are involved in practical group exercises to produce print publications. Students also continue their investigations in ethical/professional areas.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge
JRN201 or JRN215

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to write more complex news stories;
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to produce feature and story packages;
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to write for different audiences in terms of content and style;
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to produce newspapers and magazinetype publications;
  • be able to demonstrate professional interpersonal and personal presentation skills (for the purposes of interviewing and editorial conferencing);
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to work in team productions of print publications;
  • be able to demonstrate and apply and understanding of the work of the specialist journalist;
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural environment of Australia and its impact on print journalists;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of media law and basic ethical practice as it applies to journalism.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- complex news writing and sub-editing; - introduction to desktop publishing; - specialist journalism; - rounds reporting; - 'colour' writing; - story packaging; - issues of 'sensitivity' and reporting; - inter-personal communication and personal presentation skills; - media law and the basic ethics of professional practice.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.