Journal article

The Pedagogy of the UniPollWatch Pop-up Journalism Project

Kayt Davies, Andrew Dodd, Christopher Kremmer, Margaret Van Heekeren

Asia Pacific Media Educator | SAGE Publications | Published : 2017

Abstract

The journalism schools at 28 Australian universities joined forces to provide coverage of the 2016 federal election. The UniPollWatch (UPW) 2016 project was the biggest collaborative university journalism project ever undertaken in Australia. UPW reflects several trends in journalism education. It exemplifies teamwork and embodies the most authentic aspects of experiential learning and industry engagement. In so doing, it boldly asserts that the academy and journalism schools can—and should—provide high quality reportage for the benefit of general audiences. While UPW first set out to provide a ‘teaching hospital’ style venue for real world publication of student work, its pop-up online natu..

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