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|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF 11 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To apply theoretical news values and the language of news in news gathering and news writing for converging multimedia platforms in print, broadcast and online journalism to a level of professional competence for NCTJ presentation.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
An understanding of news and news values applied to the technical mechanics of news gathering and news writing, are core skills for journalists working across the converging print, online and broadcast platforms. This module provides a practice-based approach to requirements, standards and practices in interviewing, researching material, structuring and presenting news copy for multimedia platforms.
Indicative Student Workload
|Mode of Delivery|
This module will focus on practical workshops designed to develop high quality writing. The programme will be supported by weekly lectures and visiting speakers from the newspaper industry.
1. News writing assignment from a press release.
2. News writing assignment from a press conference.
3. News writing assignment from a simulated media event.
Students will enter the NCTJ News Writing Examination on completion of this module.