UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
72 credit points in any SCU units
Explores how we gain information about our world through a variety of contemporary media forms. This unit problematises the traditional differentiation of news from entertainment, and examines a range of media and cross-platform offerings. News and current affairs are explored, alongside hybrid media forms like 'reality' television, a range of documentary formats, and journalistic genres.
- Contemporary factual media practices
- News discourses
- Objectivity, ethics and the public sphere in the digital world
- Media panics
- Social media, celebrities and privacy
- Public relations and social campaigns
- Podcasts and the world of audio documentary
- Documentary film and change agents
- Citizen journalism and the factual
- Comedy, satire and political debate
- Journalism beyond news and current affairs
- Sport media and social values
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically evaluate contemporary factual media theories and practices|
|2||discuss the social and cultural construction of factual media texts|
|3||identify the rhetorical, linguistic, ideological, and other representational strategies used in various entertainment and news media practices|
|4||research and analyse factual media content and production within media industry contexts.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
critically evaluate contemporary factual media theories and practices
discuss the social and cultural construction of factual media texts
identify the rhetorical, linguistic, ideological, and other representational strategies used in various entertainment and news media practices
research and analyse factual media content and production within media industry contexts.
- This is the Unit Textbook : Bainbridge J, Goc N & Tynan L , 2011, Media and journalism: new approaches to theory and practice , 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne.