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Teaching narrative journalism and the APN Professional Development Program

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posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by Janine LittleJanine Little, M Sankey
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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Journal

Asia Pacific media educator

Volume

1

Issue

18

Pagination

113 - 123

Publisher

University of Wollongong, School of Journalism and Creative Writing

Location

Wollongong, N.S.W.

ISSN

1326-365X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

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2007, Asia Pacific Media Educator

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