Teaching narrative journalism and the APN News and Media Professional Development Program

Little, Janine and Sankey, Michael (2007) Teaching narrative journalism and the APN News and Media Professional Development Program. Asia Pacific Media Educator (18). pp. 113-123. ISSN 1326-365X

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[Abstract]: This paper extends the familiar concept of 'journalism-as-storytelling' into a description of some of its practical applications in a university and industry partnership resulting in a commercial training arrangement in early 2007. It describes the APN/USQ Professional Development Program for newspaper employees (with no formal journalism qualification) and exemplifies how print journalism courses may be adapted to teach narrative writing techniques. It demonstrates how foundation skills in journalistic practice may be incorporated into an adapted teaching model,suggesting that 'the basics' of narrative writing should not be thought of as discrete components of journalism education. This argument is further supported by the description of a robust pedagogical approach informed by Mezirows' transformative learning theory for a cross-disciplinary knowledge base.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of Journal publisher.
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Mass Communication
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2009 02:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: journalism education; narrative writing
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190399 Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5313

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