CJB302 Newsdesk

This capstone unit models day-to-day operations of a fully-converged, multimedia newsroom (online/radio/television). It aids you in reporting, storytelling and professional training as part of a team publishing material for real audiences. Today’s journalism requires skills to operate in a converged media environment and to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and fragmented audience. Graduates need to deal with both the instantaneous demands of the 24-hour news and social media landscape, as well as being able to produce far more considered pieces that analyse, educate, inform and entertain. Choosing the right medium for the task, repurposing for different audiences and platforms, and working to deadlines, is essential. This authentic learning experience in an industry-standard newsroom demands practical, legal, ethical, creative and social issues to be addressed in real time.

Unit information

Unit code
Creative Industries Faculty
Study area
Creative practice, communication and design
Credit points

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2021 1 March 2021 - 25 June 2021 Kelvin Grove
Semester 2, 2021 26 July 2021 - 19 November 2021 Kelvin Grove
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Previous study requirements

CJB203 or KJB235

Guide to previous study requirements

To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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