News Basics

Module code: JO1000

This module will introduce you to news, its practice, theories and concepts. You’ll learn what news is, where it is found, how it is gathered, how it is written and disseminated. In this module, you’ll also focus on the core journalistic skills of reporting and interviewing.

Topics covered 

  • What is News?
  • Where is New Found?
  • News Gathering
  • Interview Skills
  • Effective use of Language
  • News Writing
  • Theories and Concepts of News

Learning

  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 33 hours of practical work
  • 115 hours of independent study

Assessment

  • Portfolio (100%)