Domain - Journalism Skills

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Level 3

Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand news media industry
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10375 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to gain knowledge of the New Zealand news media industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the structure and history of the news media industry in New Zealand; the structure and functions of a newsroom; and reporting news rounds.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Write correct prose for journalism
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18181 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the body of rules and conventions by which words are grouped to produce correct language; demonstrate knowledge of journalism prose; and write prose consistently in a style suitable for journalism. This unit standard is intended for use in programmes designed to prepare people with little formal writing experience for entry level to professional journalism courses.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Investigate the selection and presentation of news items
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18182 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: monitor and maintain a record of daily news; investigate and contrast the selection of daily news; and investigate and contrast the presentation of daily news. This unit standard is intended for use in programmes designed to prepare people with little formal writing experience for entry level to professional journalism courses.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Plan and conduct a variety of news story interviews
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18184 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan and carry out at least three vox pops on specified topical issues with a variety of interviewees; plan interviews with a variety of interviewees for news stories; confirm interviews with six selected interviewees; conduct interviews with six selected interviewees; and record interviews for news stories with the six selected interviewees. This unit standard is intended for use in programmes designed to prepare people with little formal writing experience for entry level to professional journalism courses.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Demonstrate news knowledge
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18185 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of major national and international figures in the news; explain the context for major national and international news events; and identify and explain major ongoing national and international issues. This unit standard is intended for use in programmes designed to prepare people with little formal writing experience for entry level to professional journalism courses.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Demonstrate knowledge of the rules and ethical codes that apply to journalism
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18188 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify the laws relating to news gathering and publishing and explain their consequences; explain the rules relating to news gathering and publishing and explain their consequences; and develop and justify a code of ethics for journalism. This unit standard is intended for use in programmes designed to prepare people with little formal writing experience for entry level to professional journalism courses.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Identify and research stories for news for a variety of media
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18189 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are, for a variety of media, able to: identify and research potential news stories. This unit standard is intended for use in programmes designed to prepare people with little formal writing experience for entry level to professional journalism courses.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Level 4

Gather material for writing news stories
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27618 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify potential news stories and explain their newsworthiness; monitor and analyse daily news and current affairs; carry out research for news stories; plan and carry out a vox pop interview; plan and conduct news interviews for news stories.

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Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate understanding of news writing and write news stories suitable for community newspapers, internet and radio
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27619 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate understanding of news writing for news stories for print, internet and radio; and write news stories suitable for publication in community newspapers and the internet and for broadcast on radio.

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Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Write news stories with audio suitable for broadcast on radio
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27620 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: write news stories, write and record voice reports, and put together news stories with audio suitable for broadcast on radio.

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Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of the laws and ethical codes applying to journalism
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27621 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the laws and media regulations relating to news gathering, news writing, publishing and broadcasting; and how to avoid legal and ethical issues.

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Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Produce a digital news video suitable for publication on an internet website
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27622 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to identify news stories suitable for digital video news reporting and publication on an internet website and prepare to shoot them; and shoot digital news video footage suitable for an internet website.

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Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Produce a news slide show suitable for publication on an internet website
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27623 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credit with this unit standard are able to: select and prioritise digital still news images into a narrative sequence, and process digital still news images using appropriate photo image software and compile a slide show suitable for publication on an internet website.

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Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Take photographs for photographic news assignments for publication
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27624 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare a digital still camera and take news photographs to meet photographic news assignment requirements; download, process and store photographs from a digital still camera and create captions to meet photographic news assignment requirements.

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Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Write features suitable for publication in community newspapers or on the internet
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27625 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of different types of feature writing applicable to journalism; and plan, develop and write features suitable for community newspapers or the internet.

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Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Sub-edit news stories and lay out a page suitable for publication
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27626 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to sub-edit news stories suitable for publication in community newspapers or on the internet; demonstrate knowledge of page layout suitable for community newspapers; and lay out a page suitable for a community newspaper.

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Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Create and manage a news research blog
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27627 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to set up a topical news research blog and manage a news research blog.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Level 5

Identify and advocate news for publication or broadcast
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 10356, unit standard 10357, and unit standard 10365 have been replaced by unit standard 23106.

10355 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: investigate factors and issues in the selection of news for publication or broadcast; identify opportunities for news coverage; and advocate news stories for publication.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Research print and electronic sources for journalism
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 10355, unit standard 10357, and unit standard 10365 have been replaced by unit standard 23106.

10356 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan an information search for a selected news story; carry out a search of print and electronic information sources; and evaluate researched information.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Report on the local government sector
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 23109.

10359 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the local government system to the standard required by professional journalists; identify newsworthy local government issues; and report a local government meeting for print or radio.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Conduct interviews for a variety of news stories for print publication and for broadcast
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Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 10355, unit standard 10356, and unit standard 10357 have been replaced by unit standard 23106.

10365 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan interviews for specific stories; arrange a face to face and a telephone interview; conduct a face to face and a telephone interview for specific stories; record the interviews; and conduct unexpected interviews without preparation.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Write a variety of news bulletin stories for broadcast
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Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 10366, and unit standard 10368 have been replaced by unit standard 23111.

10367 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: write bulletin stories for radio; write bulletin stories with audio cuts; write voice reports; write live reports; and write radio stories to deadline.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Write a variety of news stories for print publication and for broadcast
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 10366, and unit standard 10367 have been replaced by unit standard 23111.

10368 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: write a variety of stories for print; identify illustrative opportunities and follow-up stories; and write a variety of news bulletin stories for radio.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Sub-edit raw copy for print publication
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 10360 have been replaced by unit standard 23121.

10369 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to sub-edit raw copy for a specified publication, and write headlines and intros for stories.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Sub-edit raw copy for print publication and for broadcast
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10371 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: sub-edit raw copy for a specified publication and for a radio news bulletin; write headlines and intros for stories; and evaluate audio for a radio news bulletin.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Use shorthand for journalism
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 194.

10372 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to take shorthand notes of speech to a minimum of 80 words per minute, and write a news story based on shorthand notes.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Use a word-processor for writing news stories
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10373 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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Those completing this unit are able to: write a news story using a word-processor; enter text at the rate of 30 words per minute with a 95% accuracy rate; and apply correct keyboarding techniques and ergonomic practices to avoid overuse injuries.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Use numerical and statistical skills to write news stories, and instructions for info-graphics
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27220.

10374 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to use mathematical and statistical knowledge and skills for writing news stories and to brief editorial artists preparing info-graphics. People credited with this unit standard are able to: use mathematical calculations and measurements, interpret financial statements used for news reporting, and write a news story using data from a financial report; explain Statistics NZ Tier 1 statistical information that is suitable for writing news stories, locate information for a story, and write the story; demonstrate the use of info-graphics in news reporting and write instructions for an editorial graphic artist; demonstrate knowledge of opinion polls, and write a news story based on the results of an opinion poll.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Demonstrate knowledge of media ethics
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 23116.

10376 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of contemporary media ethical issues and their relevance to media professional behaviour; demonstrate knowledge of theoretical approaches to media ethics; demonstrate knowledge of news media regulatory bodies, their codes and their relationship to ethical practices; and explore strategies for handling ethical decision-making.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Apply media law in journalism
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 23117.

10377 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify and describe the laws and legal issues relating to news-gathering, news-writing and publishing, and describe how to respond to complaints.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Report Treaty of Waitangi issues
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 23118.

10378 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of a contemporary Treaty issue; demonstrate knowledge of Treaty-related organisations; and investigate the relationship between the Treaty and the media.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Investigate how different cultural viewpoints are expressed in the media
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 23119.

10379 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: investigate the ways in which the media present the different cultures in New Zealand; compare a Maori and a Pakeha print publication or broadcast news bulletin; identify news stories from contemporary issues for Pakeha, Maori, Pacific Island and at least one other culture; gather news from Pakeha, Maori, Pacific Island and at least one other culture; and identify and comment on news stories from Pakeha, Maori, Pacific Island and at least one other culture.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Write news stories from court and police activities, and explain emergency services activities
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard, unit standard 23116, and unit standard 23117 have been replaced by unit standard 27221.

10380 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to write news stories from court proceedings and police activities for publication and broadcast, and have an understanding of emergency services activities. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand court system, and the legal rights and responsibilities of journalists reporting on it; gather information for news coverage of district court proceedings; write news stories from district court proceedings; describe opportunities and issues related to news coverage of police activities, and write a news story; and describe opportunities and issues related to news coverage of emergency services activities.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Find, gather, and record information for news stories for publication and broadcast
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27218. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10355, unit standard 10356, unit standard 10357, and unit standard 10365.

23106 Unit Standard 32 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to find, gather, and record information for news stories for publication and broadcast on radio. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of news selection and prioritisation for news media publication and broadcast; compile a list of contacts for sourcing news stories; find, investigate, and advocate news stories for news media publication and broadcast; research a newsworthy person and compile a dossier; demonstrate knowledge of interpersonal communication and media interviewing skills; plan news stories and arrange interviews; conduct a range of interviews for new stories; and record and store information for news reporting.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Analyse daily news coverage of central government, democratic processes, and the economy
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27222.

23108 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to understand how news current affairs relate to New Zealand society in the context of central government, democratic processes, and the economy. People credited with this unit standard are able to identify, analyse and explain: daily New Zealand current affairs relating to central government in terms of the way they are reported in the news discourse, and the role of the news media in relation to democratic processes in New Zealand; and to analyse and explain the impact of the management of New Zealand's economy on the activities of the news media.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Write news stories from local government activities
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27223. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10359.

23109 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to identify and gather information for news stories from local government proceedings, and produce news stories that meet news media outlet requirements. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify newsworthy local government issues that will produce news stories for publication and broadcast, and explain how relevant legislation and standing orders apply to journalists reporting local government activities; report local government activities for news stories; and write news stories from local government activities.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Write a variety of news stories for publication and broadcast
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27219. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10366, unit standard 10367, and unit standard 10368.

23111 Unit Standard 32 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to write a variety of news stories for publication and broadcast on radio. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the different ways news stories are produced for various dissemination delivery platforms; use language skills required for news story writing; process information gathered, and plan its use in news stories; write news stories for print and internet publication and radio broadcast; write captions for news photograph illustrations; file news stories on deadline for editing, and store emails and digital information related to the production of the stories.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Demonstrate knowledge of, and apply media ethics in journalism
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 10380, and unit standard 23117 have been replaced by unit standard 27221. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10376.

23116 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to gain knowledge of how to identify and resolve ethical issues as they apply to journalism. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of media ethical issues and their relevance to professional media behaviour, and of news media regulatory bodies, their codes and their relationship to ethical practices; resolve, and report on, an ethical issue that arises during the reporting of a news story; and demonstrate knowledge of the procedures for handling public relations and communications management issues, to ensure the minimum standards and ethics for professional journalism are met.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Demonstrate knowledge of, and apply media law in journalism
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 10380, and unit standard 23116 have been replaced by unit standard 27221. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10377.

23117 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to gain knowledge of media law and how it applies to journalism. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the legal principles underpinning news media freedom for news writing, publishing and broadcasting; describe the laws and legal issues relating to news gathering, news writing, publishing, and broadcasting, in regard to their application to journalists; identify and report on a legal issue that arises during the reporting of a news story; and demonstrate knowledge of news media outlet procedures for responding to legal threats and complaints.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Produce news stories with a bi-cultural perspective
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27224. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10378.

23118 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to produce news stories that have a bi-cultural perspective. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the ways in which the media portray Maori, the Treaty of Waitangi and the claims process, and outline the use of te reo Maori in news media coverage; describe a selected iwi organisation in terms of its features, current issues, protocol and customs, and outline how protocol and customs would affect the reporting of two news stories about the iwi; produce two news stories, for print or broadcast.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Produce news stories about diversity in New Zealand's population
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27225. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10379.

23119 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to report on and write about ethnic communities and diverse groups within New Zealand society. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the ways in which the media portray ethnic communities in New Zealand; and produce a news story for print or broadcast about an ethnic community, and a minority group.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Produce photographs from news assignments
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27228. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10381.

23122 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to produce photographs from news assignments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan photographic news assignments; take a variety of news photographs from news assignments in accordance with the minimum standards and ethics for professional journalism; and download, select and process news photographs for publication.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Write a feature profile and a performance review for publication in a newspaper or on the internet
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27227. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10358.

23124 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to write feature profiles and performance reviews. People credited with this unit standard are able to develop and write a feature profile, and write a performance review, suitable for publication in a newspaper, or on an internet news site.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Explain requirements for internet news sites, and select and edit news stories for publication
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27386.

23127 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to select and edit news stories for publication on New Zealand-based internet news sites. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of internet news sites for the publication of news stories, and select and edit news material to meet publication requirements of internet news sites.

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Competenz - Communications and Media

Gather and record information and plan news stories for publication and broadcast
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27218 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: define news and explain how information for news is gathered and selected for publication and broadcast; demonstrate knowledge of compilation of news contacts'' lists and compile a news contacts'' list in accordance with the relevant industry text; plan news stories for publication and broadcast; demonstrate knowledge of news media interviewing skills and plan and conduct interviews for news stories in accordance with the relevant industry text; file information for news stories for future reference; and research a newsworthy person and compile a dossier.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Write a variety of news stories for publication and broadcast
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27219 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: write a variety of news stories for publication and broadcast; and select graphics and write captions.

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Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Interpret and use numerical data to write news stories, and write instructions for the production of an infographic
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27220 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: interpret numerical data from a financial report and use it to write a news story; interpret NZ Tier 1 statistical data from the Statistics New Zealand website and use it to write a news story; interpret numerical data from the result of an opinion poll and use it to write a news story; and demonstrate knowledge of infographics and write instructions for an editorial graphic artist to produce an infographic for a news story.

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Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Write news stories from court and related activities, and demonstrate media law and ethics knowledge
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27221 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the application of media law to journalists and news media outlets; news media regulatory bodies and the application of media ethics to journalists and news media outlets; the New Zealand court, police, and emergency services systems and the legal rights and responsibilities of journalists reporting on them. People are also able to write news stories arising from court hearings, and police and emergency services activities.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of current affairs, the role of the news media, and newsroom requirements
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27222 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: current affairs and news reporting in New Zealand; the role of the news media in relation to government, political, or economic processes in New Zealand; and the structure, functions, and professional practices of a newsroom.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Write news stories from local government activities for publication and broadcast
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

27223 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for student journalists who are required to write news stories from local government proceedings for publication and broadcast. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand local government system, and explain how relevant legislation and standing orders apply to journalists reporting local government activities in accordance with the industry texts; and identify newsworthy local government activities and write news stories.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Write a news feature on a topic relating to M?ori for publication or broadcast
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

27224 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for student journalists who are required to produce news features that have a bi-cultural perspective for publication or broadcast. People credited with this unit standard are able to analyse the ways the news media portray Maoridom in New Zealand, and write a news feature on a topic relating to Maori.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Write a news feature about diversity in New Zealand's population
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27225 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to analyse the ways the media portray diversity in New Zealand, and write a news feature about diversity in New Zealand.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Develop and write a feature article for publication
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27226 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to develop and write a feature article for publication.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Develop and write a feature profile and a review for publication
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27227 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to develop and write a feature profile and a review for publication.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Produce photographs and an internet slide show from news assignments for publication
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27228 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: take, select, and process photographs for news assignments; and produce a slide show for the internet from news assignments in accordance with the publishable standard.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subedit and lay out a page for publication
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27383 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of page layout and typography; write headlines; lay out a page; and subedit raw copy for publication.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Prepare news stories with audio for broadcast on radio
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27384 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan news stories with audio; conduct interviews for news stories; obtain other audio material as required for news stories; write scripts for news stories with audio; record news stories; and edit, package, and deliver recorded material; for broadcast on radio, in accordance with the publishable standard.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Prepare and write a news story for broadcast on television
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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27385 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan the production of a news story; set up and conduct interviews for a news story; work to camera for a news story; obtain other visual and sound material; write the script for a news story; record voice-over for a news story; and work with the tape editor to edit, package, and deliver recorded material, for broadcast on television.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Gather material from the internet and write news stories for publication on an internet news site
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27386 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the use of the internet for gathering material to write news stories; explain issues relating to gathering material for news story writing and selecting news stories for internet news sites; and gather material from the internet and select and write news stories for publication on an internet news site.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Produce a video news story package for posting on an internet website
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27387 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people studying journalism in an off-job situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise visual news stories suitable for posting on an internet website; plan the production of a video news story package for posting on an internet website; use audio and video recorders to gather and transfer audio and visual material for editing; set up and conduct interviews for a video news story package for posting on an internet website; obtain other digital audio and visual material for a news story package for posting on an internet website; and write the script for a video news story package for posting on an internet website, record a voice-over for a video news story for posting on an internet website, and assemble material into a video news story package for posting on an internet website, in accordance with the publishable standard.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Level 7

Report political news
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14226 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to research and write a story about each of the following: the working of Parliament, changes to one or more of New Zealand's political parties, a state sector organisation, the ways people in a region have had input into government, the impact on the wider community of a government policy or decision or legislation; and also analyse the role of journalists in politics; and evaluate local and international political stories.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Report sports news
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14227 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: research and write a feature or compile a current affairs item on a business aspect of sport; research and write a column or compile a comment piece on a current issue or trend in women's sports; research and write, or compile, a profile of a sports administrator; analyse the role of the sports journalist; analyse different approaches to sports writing in British and American journalism; and explore ethical issues for sports journalists.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Develop photojournalism skills and analysis
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14229 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: compare and contrast the work of a photojournalist and a photographer - both of national or international standing; analyse the wider context for photojournalism to throw light on the practice of photojournalism in New Zealand; analyse own work as a photojournalist and compare it with own work in another sector of photography; build a photojournalism portfolio of a news theme or topic from a standpoint different to that conventionally used in New Zealand's media; and produce a portfolio of digital images to explore the capabilities of current equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Manage a newsroom
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14230 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse and manage the news; manage a reporting team; select journalists; manage relations within the wider organisation; manage self; and analyse the role of journalists in New Zealand.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Report health news
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14231 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to research and write a story on each of the following: a major change in the health sector since 1984, a public hospital, a private sector health care organisation, another organisation in the health sector, a health issue; and analyse the role of journalists in reporting health.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Report education news
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14232 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to research and write a story about each of the following: a school, a university or polytechnic or other tertiary institution, current government education policy, a government education agency, another organisation involved in the education sector; and also analyse the role of journalists in education, and compare the reporting of education in New Zealand with the reporting of education in another country.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Report M?ori news
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14233 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to research and write a story about each of the following: an issue within New Zealand's current focus on the Treaty of Waitangi and Treaty issues, the role of government and state organisations in relation to Maori and the Treaty, the role of a Maori organisation, Maori roles in the Parliamentary structure, local Maori news; and also analyse the role and responsibilities of journalists in reporting Maori news.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Report local politics
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14366 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to research and write a story about each of the following: the working of local government, the ways people have had input into local government, the politics and policies of the elected representatives on the local body, restructuring in a local body, the impact of a local body policy or decision on the local community; and also analyse the role of journalists in local politics.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Conduct investigative interviews
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1484 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: detect interview situations where information is being concealed voluntarily or involuntarily; plan interviews for specified purposes; conduct investigative interviews; conduct post-interview evaluation.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Make editorial decisions on matters of media law
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1485 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand law, statutory regulations, and industry standards authorities as they relate to New Zealand journalism; assess stories for publication or broadcast; brief legal counsel when required; assess legal advice; respond to complaints, threats and legal action.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Organise and write investigative stories
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1486 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: define investigative journalism and its ramifications; obtain approval to proceed with an investigation; establish the environment for the investigation; conduct research; plan critical interviews; conduct a critical interview; assess scenario of the investigation; prepare story for review and publication or broadcast.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Write articles with individual style
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1487 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse articles written in an individual and personalised style in the international print media; set focus for an article; gather information; analyse and synthesise material; and write articles with individual style for a specified audience.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Report business news
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5497 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to research and write, using a variety of sources, stories about each of the following: a local small business or local economic or business issue, a large company or a state-owned enterprise, a key industry sector in New Zealand, the impact on business of a government policy or decision or budget or legislation, the share market or the money market and the effects on society of a current business or economic decision or issue.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists)

Data as at 15 June 2024