Stage 2

Media Studies: Journalism

Assumed Knowledge



Students who have completed Media Studies: Journalism A or B or have completed a media based subject at Stage 1 will have an advantage but it is not essential.​

Focus Capabilities

Communication, Citizenship, Personal development, Work, Learning.

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Subject Description

In Media Studies: Journalism students both analyse and produce a range of media types, including: Documentaries, Written Journalism, Photojournalism, and Social Media. Through Media Studies students will develop media literacy and production skills by observing media practices, and techniques, and interacting with and producing media based products. Students will be assessed against their knowledge and understanding of media texts, their ability to research and analyse, and their production and evaluation skills. Students will spend time interacting with a media based product of their choice through the duration of this course. 

Students will be assessed through a range of different tasks in a variety of differing modes (oral presentation, presentations to camera, written tasks, investigations and productions). This subject is designed for students who have a keen interest in Journalism and the study of the Media and have the ability to work both independently on large-scale productions. Students wishing to complete multiple media-based subjects will need to organise a meeting with the subject teacher to ascertain suitability.

Media Studies: Journalism is a 20 credit subject will draw from the following Key Areas and Assessment Types:

Key Areas:

Media Types – Documentaries, Written Journalism, Photojournalism

Media Representations – How are Youth Represented in the Media?

Media Interactions – How do you interact with Media and what does this mean?

A current issue in the Media

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Assessment Type 1:

Folio – 2 x Media Explorations where you analyse techniques and issues in a potential range of media, including Documentaries, Written Journalism, and Photojournalism; and 1 x Media Interaction Study, where you assess your interactions with a media type, including social media and video games.

Assessment Type 2:

Product – Plan, produce and reflect on a media product (either Documentary, Written Journalism or Photojournalism).

Assessment Type 3:

Investigation – Select a current media issue of your choice, applying your research and analysis to determine an answer on its impact.

Assessment Type 4:


Learning Area Map