To demonstrate skill in critically evaluating the role of music journalism.
What, if any, should be the boundaries of criticism in music journalism?
Use examples and argument to write an essay that reflects on this question and considers the role of the modern music writer in relation to it.
Having successfully completed the module students will be able to:
- understand the ethical issues underpinning journalism
- present coherent and objective arguments that support personal opinion
Analytical Awareness and Application of Research: The way in which primary and/or secondary sources are used to answer the question
- Evaluative use of primary and/or secondary sources
- Analytical discussion
- Appropriate acknowledgment of sources
Breadth of Research: Scope of primary and/or secondary sources
- Use of appropriate sources, and media
- Interviewing protocols
- Research for a feature, news story, review
Written Style: The style of writing used for copy
- Suitability of language for specific publications and demographics
Structure of Writing: The organisation of material in copy and its presentation
- Linear argument
- Synthesis and assimilation of concepts
- Ability to substantiate argument
- Fluency of prose