Faculty of Arts


Journalism in Practice

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for MEDIA 228.


Journalism in Practice is designed to expand students’ understanding of media theory and critical theory while gaining an insight into the practice of journalism in real-world, high-pressure environments. This course exposes students to journalism through the practitioner’s lens. It provides an understanding of the operational considerations and constraints that affect the production of news and current affairs in newspapers, on television and online.

In order to demonstrate the realities of journalism today, some of New Zealand’s most experienced television, print and online journalists will recount their experiences in fields ranging from current affairs and investigative reporting to photojournalism and cartoons. They will be joined by one of New Zealand’s top media lawyers. Students also will take part in a press conference with a prominent politician.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Summer School


Coordinator(s) Dr Gavin Ellis


MEDIA 228: 15.0 points


15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses


FTVMS 228, FTVMS 318, MEDIA 318

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