Stories from the Streets: Local Journalism, Social Media

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Stories from the Streets: Local Journalism, Social Media

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Journalism, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Social Media

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    8
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Students develop the practice of professional journalism through on-the-street reporting, and research, produce and edit original and accurate news stories to deadline, publishing on basic content management systems to deliver work each week. They work in pop-up newsrooms during Newsday, the real-time UTS news environment, and develop live blogging skills during sport events. Students discover how to research effectively and the basic elements of data. They are able to analyse significant news events through multiple perspectives. Clarity of written and spoken communication is a key focus. Students are also introduced to the legal restrictions and obligations in reporting for media.

Course Disclaimer

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.