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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

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.


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 2020. 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
Value %
Topic reflections
Essay: describe and discuss the media

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.