JRN112 Modern Journalism and Entrepreneurialism (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. It explores the range of technologies journalists need to use in their jobs, and the business contexts and entrepreneurial imperatives that affect their work.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Online
Bathurst 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

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School 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 discuss the impact of technology on journalism;
  • be able to connect literature and other interpretations of journalism with examples of practice; and
  • be able to describe business models and entrepreneurial endeavours within journalism and media.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Who is a journalist, what is a journalist?
  • Journalism's social role
  • Introduction to theory of journalism
  • Power and the media
  • The contemporary journalism environment
  • Introduction to ethical issues affecting journalism
  • Technology's impact on journalism and the media
  • Regulation of journalism
  • Journalism's changing audiences and business models
  • Entrepreneurialism in modern journalism

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JRN112 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Short essay
20
2
Weekly reflection
40
3
Presentation mapping media landscape
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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