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  1. Bachelor of JournalismBachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Journalism

  2. Is Journalism for you? • What makes a good journalist? • Curiosity • “People” skills • Writing skills • General knowledge • Journalism – a “glamour” career? • Most journalists work in print media • Most interviewing done by phone • Strict deadlines • Limited opportunities for “creative” writing • But … • On-the-spot when things are happening • Meet interesting people • Paid to talk with people and write • Learn about many different fields/specialise in area of interest • Travel – within job and work elsewhere • Rarely dull, always changing

  3. Entry requirements • Getting into journalism: • Cadetship • University journalism program • University program in other area, followed by postgraduate study in journalism • Program entry requirements: • SACE entry: No prerequisite subjects; English recommended. • TER from 2008 • Bachelor of Journalism: • Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies): • Tertiary transfer possibilities: • From one of UniSA Bachelor programs based at Magill (e.g. Bachelor of Arts Communication and Media Management) – apply to transfer after 1 year of study

  4. Program structure • Bachelor of Journalism: • Three-year full-time degree program • Study in journalism plus study in another area (e.g., writing, international studies, sport and play studies, language, communication, film and video production) • Broad-based foundation courses • Core Journalism courses and Journalism electives (TV journalism, radio journalism, shorthand, sports journalism) • Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies): • Four-year full-time double degree program • Compulsory + elective courses in Journalism • Compulsory + elective courses in international studies • Study of language • Electives + foundation courses • Students strongly encouraged to undertake exchange • Graduate with two degrees

  5. Program Structure • Bachelor of Laws , Bachelor of Journalism: • Five year full-time double degree program • Compulsory + elective courses in Laws • Compulsory + elective courses in Journalism • Students must complete first year Laws courses before studying Journalism courses • Graduate with two degrees

  6. Program structure • Key areas of study: • What is “news”? • Information-gathering skills • News writing skills • Writing for newspapers, radio and TV • Legal, ethical and social issues • Media theory • Core Journalism courses cover: • Intro to news and news writing • Desktop publishing/news design • Intro to broadcast journalism • Ethics, law, social issues • Professional practice • Journalism Electives include: • Advanced print journalism • Radio journalism • TV journalism • Specialist journalism • Contact hours 12 to 16 a week • Available full-time and part-time; on-campus only • Based at Magill campus

  7. Experience. The Difference. • Key advantages of the program: • Only university journalism programs in SA • Taught by academics and practitioners • Practical and theoretical preparation for work in journalism • Highly regarded by employers • Excellent national reputation (in top 5 programs) • Can lead into postgraduate study • Strong demand from applicants • Placements/internships/TheWarbler • Industry links: • Opportunities for practical experience (e.g., internships, radio journalism, The Warbler) • Close links with industry in SA and in Victoria/NSW • Industry tutors • Industry guest speakers • Most graduates employed in journalism or related areas

  8. Our graduates • Where journalists work: • Newspapers • Radio • Television • “In-house” publications • Magazines (general, specialist) • Public relations • Government departments • Freelance • Recent graduates working at: • Metropolitan TV (Channel 7, 9, ABC) • ABC Radio (Adelaide and regional) • Messenger Newspapers • The Advertiser • Commercial radio in SA and interstate • Country newspapers in SA and interstate • Local government • State and federal government • Specialist magazines interstate

  9. Contact details • Rosie Paradiso– Program support officer–830 24561 • Program information events – • Communication and Media booths at Open Day • Magill Career session (Tuesday, 9 September at Magill campus) • UniSA website – www.unisa.edu.au – visit MBJO, MBJI, DBLD