Domain - Print Journalism

Domain - Print Journalism

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Level 3

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

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18186 Unit Standard 18 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to write a variety of news stories for print in a range of styles and present news stories ready for the publication process. 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 Competenz

Sub-edit stories for a variety of print media
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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18187 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to sub-edit news stories for a variety of print media and sub-edit backgrounders, features profiles and obituaries for a variety of print media. 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.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Level 5

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

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 10355, unit standard 10356, and unit standard 10365 have been replaced by unit standard 23106.

10357 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 interviews; and conduct unexpected interviews without preparation.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists) Competenz

Write feature stories for newspapers
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 23124.

10358 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: gather material for a feature profile suitable for newspaper publication; develop and write a feature profile to publication standard for newspapers; gather material for a feature article suitable for newspaper publication; and develop and write a feature article to publication standard for newspapers.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists) Competenz

Design and lay out pages for newspaper publication
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 10369 have been replaced by unit standard 23121.

10360 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the principles of page layout; demonstrate knowledge of typography; demonstrate knowledge of illustrations and the use of colour; and lay out a page.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists) Competenz

Design and lay out pages for magazine publication
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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10361 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the principles of magazine page layout; demonstrate knowledge of typography; demonstrate knowledge of the uses of illustrations and colour; and lay out a double page spread.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists) Competenz

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

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 10367, and unit standard 10368 have been replaced by unit standard 23111.

10366 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists) Competenz

Take and select news photos
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 23122.

10381 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan a photographic assignment; take news photos; select news photos for publication; and write news photo captions.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists) Competenz

Write articles for magazines
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 23123.

10382 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: gather information for a service article for magazines; develop and write a service article to publication standard for magazines; gather material for a profile for magazines; develop and write a profile to publication standard for magazines; gather information for a feature article for magazines; and develop and write a feature article to publication standard for magazines.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists) Competenz

Design and lay out newspaper pages and prepare material for publication in newspapers
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27383. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10360 and unit standard 10369.

23121 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to design and lay out material for publication in a newspaper, subedit raw news copy, and write headlines for newspapers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the principles of page lay out; demonstrate knowledge of typography in terms of impact and legibility, and of illustrations and the use of colour in newspapers; write newspaper headlines to meet the requirements of the publication; lay out a broadsheet or tabloid page in accordance with New Zealand newspaper standard practice; identify subediting marks, and subedit raw copy to meet publication requirements.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Write a feature article for a magazine
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27226. This unit standard replaced unit standard 10382.

23123 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainee journalists who are required to write feature articles for magazines. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan and gather material for a feature article for a magazine; process information and develop a writing plan for the magazine article; write the article to a standard required for magazine publication; and file the article on deadline for subediting.

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Competenz - Communications and Media Competenz

Level 7

Sub-edit text for print
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1490.

14228 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse what makes news; analyse journalistic writing styles; assess and select text for publication; edit text to deadline using a computer-based system; and write headlines.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists) Competenz

Write feature stories for publication
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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1488 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse types of features; set focus for a feature story; gather information; analyse and synthesise material; write feature stories; and evaluate local and international features.

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Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists) Competenz

Design pages for newspaper publication
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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1489 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: assemble elements for page designs; prepare photos for page designs; demonstrate knowledge of visual elements and their application; draw up full size page dummies; demonstrate a knowledge of typography; develop and sketch graphics for construction and location on page; demonstrate knowledge of the use of colour in newspaper design.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Communications and Media (NZ Journalists) Competenz

Data as at 20 May 2022