I’m keen and I want to start RIGHT NOW!

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Now! Now, now!

First up, welcome!

We’re really happy that you’re joining us this semester, and hope you get lots out of your studies.

You might be keen, and want to start right away.

If this is you, AWESOME!

Here are some things that you can do before your course starts:

Watch, read, listen to as much media as possible

Listen to a different radio station to usual, or find a different news site to read.

Pay attention to how content is made, why it’s effective, and how it communicates with its audience.

If you’re with a friend or a family member, ask them what they watch/read/listen to. Then ask them what they like about it.

Take notes on any insights you have.

Speaking of taking notes … start a notebook

Your notebook can be a paper notebook, notes in your phone or some other digital format. It all depends on what you find easiest to use regularly.

Write down all of ideas you have for stories you want to tell, things that you find interesting, any insights you have when you’re watching, reaching, listening to media … anything relevant or interesting really.

If you’re not sure whether or not to write it down, write it down.

Keep your notebook close at hand, and write down your ideas straight away – no matter if they’re big or small.

Connect with us!

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter

Check out Off Campus (our student news site)

Join our Facebook group

Look forward to seeing you in class very soon 🙂

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It’s the end of semester!

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Before you pack up all your things and head to the beach, make sure you’ve done everything on this list:

  • Handed in all of the bits of your assessments.
  • Talk to your teacher for each class to make sure that you’ve finished everything.
  • Signed off on your assessment feedback.
    (This might be in the form of an email from your teacher – make sure you read and respond asap.)
  • Tidy up your WordPress site, and make sure you post all your work.
  • Talk to your teachers about your next steps in your career if you haven’t already. (This might be more study, or applying for jobs, or some sort of combination of these.) You can also talk to our Careers Counsellors about options – call them on 9217 3238 to make an appointment.

Once you have finished all of the above, pat yourself on the back for achieving through one of the most challenging years. You’re awesome.

Have a lovely break, stay safe, and keep in touch 🙂

Week 16 (2/12): Writing Satire

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Not all news writing and reporting has to be serious. Journalism isn’t all political scandals, court hearings, car crashes, special investigations and budget sums.

You can be funny too. And make a serious point at the same time.

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Week 15 (26/11): More editing!

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Term 2 Video story edit

  • Finished edit is due in class today

Next week is for feedback and sign off on your final edit which should be in the Final Assessments folder: C4 S1 2020 Google share folder > Final Assessments

Please include a screen grab of your organised Premiere Pro project

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