JOUR501 – News Storytelling

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Module code
JOUR501
Module title
News Storytelling
Prescription
To introduce and develop a range of skills for journalists, with an emphasis on writing, so the student can produce and publish quality news stories across multiple platforms.
Programmes
  • BM1903
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
30
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
180
Self directed hours
120
Total learning hours
300
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify and research potential news media stories
2. Set up a contacts database
3. Conduct and record interviews for news stories
4. Write accurate news stories from interviews for multiple platforms
5. Produce stories on specified topics, including Maori, diversity and civic institutions
6. Write to deadline
Content
Content:
? Where do stories come from – identifying news values and gathering information
? Research using library and internet
? Methods of recording your findings
? Interviewing skills
? Interviewing in bicultural and diversity settings
? Notetaking and audio recording for interviewing
? Writing news stories, (including but not limited to: local government, court, police and emergency services, bicultural issues, diversity issues)
• Proofreading your own writing
• Setting up and using a contacts database
Assessment Criteria
Criteria to Pass this Module:
Students must gain an overall mark of 50% to be successful in this course
Learning and Teaching Resource
A list of recommended resources is provided in the course outline.