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Area/Catalogue
COMM 3091

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
173793

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)

This course has not been
timetabled for 2024.

Course aim

To extend and apply students’ knowledge of journalistic reporting to investigative practices and forms; and to enable them to produce in-depth and investigative feature writing and podcasting across platforms, with a social justice focus.

Course content

Students develop and advance their journalism understanding and skills to extend and deepen their social justice and public interest story-telling, while learning to reveal previously concealed or unknown information. The course covers the history, traditions, contemporary realities, possibilities and successes of public interest investigative and in-depth journalism. It takes students beyond shorter journalistic narratives and into advanced journalistic practices, to produce both an in-depth feature story and a podcast on the same social justice topic, for publication/broadcast on student platforms. Students work on taking the audience deeper into the evidence and data in their stories, examining diverse perspectives and including diverse voices.

Textbooks

Nil

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 2104 UO Innovations in Visual Journalism
COMM 2105 UO Journalism Theory and Practice
COMM 1074 UO News Reporting
COMM 2091 UO Media Law and Ethics
COMM 1088 UO Journalism: Principles and Practices

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, ONLINE ACTIVITY
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Media task, Presentation, Project, Reflection

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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