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JOU2107 Political Journalism
Credit Points: 15

Journalists are often called democracy’s watchdogs and they don’t need a degree in politics to play. This unit will look at local, state, federal and international politics and describe the basic organisational structures and ideas that journalists need to understand and negotiate. Even if you don’t think you’ll end up being a political reporter, this is the sort of background information that will increase your newsroom confidence and sharpen your eye for a good story.


NOTE: Students in the journalism major and minor are advised to complete JOU2111 before attempting this unit.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAFVDOFilm and Video Major
MAAAENJournalism Major
MIAAFXJournalism Minor
MABUSTPolitics and International Relations Major
MIAAHOPolitics and International Relations Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012