FAM4014S Political Journalism
NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8.
Acceptance for an Honours programme.
This course grapples with the various forms, techniques, demands, pressures, and complexities of political reporting in South Africa. It requires an understanding of and interest in contemporary political events and a willingness to experiment with ideas and opinions. The course empowers students with multimedia journalism skills.
Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of written work.
One written research assignment of 3,500 words, 50%. One multimedia news story, 15%. One multimedia feature, 25%. A continuous blog, 10%.