About this unit
Styles and Genres of Journalism provides an introduction to different journalistic genres and their roles in society. In this unit you will learn how journalism contributes to society and how the role of the journalist changes across different environments.
Provided by Griffith University and delivered online by Open Universities Australia, the unit will teach you how to identify and utilise the different techniques and methods of varying journalistic genres. You will be taught how to analyse any journalistic piece to understand angle, objectivity, bias, structure, language and narrative.
Styles and Genres of Journalism will provide you with the confidence to analyse and improve your own work based on the knowledge you have gained.
Course pathwaysThis unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), Curtin University
- Principles of journalism
- Current debates about the area
- Possibilities/limitations in work practices of journalism
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.