I'm kind of in the middle on this subject - I loved Tegan, the lecturer, but had a tutor who I disliked and who pushed her own ideas/perspectives on us regarding the field of journalism, especially with regard to assessment.
The subject is easy and a good, interesting introduction to news-writing as a whole.
Assessment was also a good introduction to accessing people to interview, and a good learning experience. The course is a good basis for further study, and skills learnt are expanded on in JOUR1710.
Semester 1 - 2013
Lecturer is lovely
Good introduction and basis for further study
8 sentence assignments felt too easy
Nobody wants to be interviewed by a journalism student