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This is a course in basic journalism skills, designed for the many people who are now taking advantage of new media to publish news, views and information. For five hundred years, the privilege of being able to publish was enjoyed by very few people – those who had access to a printing press or a radio microphone or a television camera. Now, almost anyone can publish to the world within minutes of being able to do so. But is it journalism? How does a citizen journalist find things out, so they can report facts and news - moving beyond merely braying opinion? And what are the legal and ethical pitfalls to publishing facts that some people might prefer remain secret? Over six weeks, this course teaches the basics of news writing, how to interview people to gain crucial information, how to develop and manage your sources and how to use your legal rights to access public information - and stay on the right side of the law when you publish. We discuss the ethics behind journalism practice, and conduct a mock investigation into local government. This course aims to empower engaged citizens to better participate in the news ecology. View the MOOC promotional video here: http://tinyurl.com/jj46rxw...
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Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week

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cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Clock

Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week

Aprox. 16 horas restantes
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

1

Seção
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4 horas para concluir

What is a Journalist, and What is News?

This week we will discuss what journalism is, what journalists do, and how this has been affected over time by technology. We'll think about the exciting changes of our own time – the first in human history when the means of publication are in everyone's hands. We will then talk about the principles of news writing, and the nature of news. Finally, we will introduce Newstown, a fictitious place in Victoria, Australia. We also attend a news conference held in the Newstown Council Chambers. We will be using Newstown as the basis of our skills based exercises in this MOOC, so please take the time to become familiar with the town and its issues by following the link to Newstown in the course resources....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 64 min), 3 leituras, 3 testes
Video7 videos
Course introduction5min
1.1 What is a journalist? Part A12min
1.2 What is a journalist? Part B14min
1.3 Principles of good news writing15min
1.4 What is news?8min
1.5 Newstown media conference4min
Reading3 leituras
Welcome to Journalism Skills for Engaged Citizens10min
Week 1 outline10min
Start of course survey10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Week 1 Newstown quiz - This is a practice quiz and does not contribute to your final grade10min
Active or passive sentences quiz - This is a practice quiz and does not contribute to your final grade2min

2

Seção
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3 horas para concluir

Attribution, Verification and the Structure of News Writing

This week we discuss some more core skills of journalism, particularly the very important concepts of attribution of information, and verification. We explore the structure of news writing in some more detail. Finally, make sure you take a close look at the Newstown site, and keep looking at it from now on as the course develops. Some new information has been posted that you will need to use in this week's first assessable news writing exercise....
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 31 min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video4 videos
2.2 Verification6min
2.3 Attribution10min
2.4 News story structure12min
Reading1 leituras
Week 2 outline10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 2 Newstown quiz - This is a practice quiz and does not contribute to your final grade10min

3

Seção
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1 hora para concluir

Finding Things Out: Places, Paper and People

This week we discuss some more core skills of journalism, particularly the very important concepts of attribution of information, and verification. We explore the structure of news writing in some more detail. Finally, make sure you take a close look at the Newstown site, and keep looking at it from now on as the course develops. Some new information has been posted that you will need to use in this week's first assessable news writing exercise....
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 49 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video6 videos
3.2 Finding things out: More about places and paper4min
3.3 Freedom of Information14min
3.4 Finding things out: People – interviews5min
3.5 Deception and consent12min
3.6 Summary and learning activity min
Reading1 leituras
Week 3 outline10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 3 ‘Finding things out’ quiz - This is a practice quiz and does not contribute to your final grade8min

4

Seção
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6 horas para concluir

More on Interviews

This week we delve further into the art of interviewing, and watch and discuss some good and bad examples involving the key characters in Newstown....
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12 vídeos (Total de 96 min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video12 videos
4.2 Dealing with traumatised people13min
4.3 Interview with the Mayor – a bad example 3min
4.4 Interview with the Mayor – a good example11min
4.5 Interview with the Developer – a bad example8min
4.6 Interview with the Developer – a good example19min
4.7 Interview with a Wildfire Victim – a bad example 1min
4.8 Interview with a Wildfire Victim – a good example 4min
4.9 Interview with a Conservationist – a bad example3min
4.10 Interview with a Conservationist – a good example11min
4.11 Telephone interview – a bad example 1min
4.12 Telephone interview – a good example 5min
Reading1 leituras
Week 4 outline10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Week 4 quiz - Open and closed questions - This is a practice quiz and does not contribute to your final grade20min
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Melhores avaliações

por ASSep 15th 2017

Completed this course in September 2016 - very engaging and informative. I really enjoyed participating in this course.

por MJSep 17th 2016

such professional tutors, carefully chosen diction.

Instrutores

Dr. Denis Muller

Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Advancing Journalism

Dr. Margaret Simons

Associate Professor and Director
Centre for Advancing Journalism

Sobre The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest University....

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