The Diploma of Journalism develops multi-skilled journalists ready to take on the dynamic and ever changing media environment. Students will learn practical skills such as how to write, edit, record and produce audio and video stories, report via mobile phone, set up web pages and conduct data research. Students will also gain essential digital skills expected by the industry including mobile journalism and social media journalism.
Designed and taught by industry professionals, the course focuses on the latest digital trends in journalism and newsroom practice. The small classes feature personalised teaching that nurtures each student’s unique strength and addresses weaknesses. Students put their learning into practice through Macleay’s internship program in order to build their professional networks and experience what it’s really like to work in Journalism.
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This qualification is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework and is accredited to 11/09/2021 CRICOS Code 056025F
This subject explains the roles of central and local government and examines the relationship between journalists and these institutions. It also explores the public role of other important institutions such as religious organisations and NGOs. You’ll be covering local councils and national politics in practical exercises and will be learning how to assess the comparative news value of government decisions.
You’ll be learning how and where to obtain information from council agendas and central government records and how to distinguish between news and government spin. And you’ll also be looking at the intersection between the public role of the journalist and the public interest in effective government.
In this subject you’ll be learning how to use Teeline Shorthand. The subject focuses on helping you develop your practical skills and knowledge and skills with theoretical concepts presented and explored in class. You’ll be learning the correct Teeline techniques and how to produce transcripts in Teeline.