Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Reporting 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: JAC07112
Module leader: Eamonn O'Neill
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

This module will introduce you to all aspects of reporting from what makes a good news story, which is the best angle, getting the facts, and sourcing interviews, through to the fundamentals of writing for print and online. An awareness of how news is sourced and produced will also be covered. You will establish your writing skills and submit article ideas to deadline. You will develop reporting skills cross-platform for print and online. You will acquire an awareness of the news cycle as well as reporting standards and terminology.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of the module you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of what news is and where to find it;
LO2: Demonstrate an appreciation of news values and what makes the most effective angle;
LO3: Apply strong newsgathering practices, especially in terms of identifying relevant sources;
LO4: Apply core journalistic ethics, values, and principles;
LO5: Convey an understanding of the different demands relevant to print and online news reporting.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Eamonn O'Neill
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face External visits 12
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 6
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1800
Practical Skills Assessment 50 LO 1-5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1800
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
JAC07112 Introduction to Reporting 1