News and Journalism in the Digital Age


Examines the changing nature of news and journalism in the digital age. Themes covered include: news values and news cycles; journalistic principles and practices; the interface between journalism and news sources, including public relations industries; journalism’s ‘fourth estate’ role and the evolving relationship between news and public opinion in the digital age; and the political economy of contemporary journalism.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for COMMS 321.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.


Availability 2024

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Professor Annie Goldson


COMMS 321: 15 points


60 points passed at Stage II