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Teaching narrative journalism and the APN Professional Development Program

Little, J. and Sankey, M. 2007, Teaching narrative journalism and the APN Professional Development Program, Asia Pacific media educator, vol. 1, no. 18, pp. 113-123.

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Title Teaching narrative journalism and the APN Professional Development Program
Author(s) Little, J.
Sankey, M.
Journal name Asia Pacific media educator
Volume number 1
Issue number 18
Start page 113
End page 123
Total pages 13
Publisher University of Wollongong, School of Journalism and Creative Writing
Place of publication Wollongong, N.S.W.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1326-365X
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, Asia Pacific Media Educator
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025781

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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