Reporting and Editing for Print and Online Journalism
Area of Study
Communication, Intercultural Communications, International Communications, Journalism, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Radio/Television/Film, Social Media
Taught In English
58110 Introduction to Journalism
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewDescriptionThis subject develops skills in research and reporting, and introduces editing for online and print media. Students extend their abilities as reporters by developing advanced research skills, and interviewing and writing techniques appropriate for the production of longer stories. Students are introduced to basic skills and strategies for the editing and publishing of stories for publication. They learn to shape stories for specific audiences by writing introductions, headlines, captions, and adding links and other online elements. Students develop an appreciation of the importance of accuracy and clarity for publishing, and consider ethical and legal implications that arise during the publishing process.Subject objectivesa. Analyse news stories written for print and online publicationb. Evaluate the complex interplay between writing and editingc. Apply copy-editing skills appropriate to target audiencesd. Consider legal and ethical implications in the publishing processe. Reflect on their own practiceTeaching and learning strategiesReporting and editing for print and online journalism will include lectures, tutorials, and workshops. Students will learn and apply a range of reporting and editing skills from researching and writing news features, selecting stories and editing them for publication in print and online. Editing includes appropriate hyper-linking, headline and caption writing, image sourcing and basic layout for print and online publication within an ethical and legal framework.ContentNews and news feature writingFundamentals of sub-editingLegal implications of publishingEthical issues in media productionAnalyses of issues in journalismAssessmentAssessment task 1: News StoryObjective(s):a, b and eWeight: 20%Length: 450 words eachCriteria:NewsworthinessAccuracy of reportingFairness of reportingClarity of EnglishAccuracy in application of text styleAccuracy in copy-editingAssessment task 2: News FeatureObjective(s):b and eWeight: 35%Length: 800 wordsCriteria:Accuracy of reportingFairness of reportingQuality and range of sourcesAttention to detail in copy-editingAccuracy in application of text styleAptness of headlinesQuality of sourced imagesAssessment task 3: Editing for Print and Online PublicationObjective(s):c, d and eWeight: 45%Criteria:Editing for accuracyQuality of images and their placementAptness of headlines and captionsTarget audience awarenessLegal soundness
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.