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APG4774

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Notes

Previously coded JRM4902

Synopsis

This unit introduces the basic principles and practices for radio and video news reporting, including audio and video field recording, interviewing, scripting, editing and presentation in a critical analytical context. Students develop a series of stories working independently. The unitprovides students with skills in the construction of news reports and critical analysis of the characteristics of those reports. Students are encouraged to broadcast/distribute their reports in media/online outlets.

Outcomes

On satisfactory completion of this subject students will be able to

  1. identify, research , record, edit and broadcast radio news stories requiring location sound, interviews, script and presentation
  2. identify, research , record, edit and distribute online video news stories requiring location sound and image, interviews, script and presentation
  3. work independently and in groups to meet deadlines
  4. identify key ethical and legal parameters associated with radio and television reporting

Assessment

Radio news reports (total 2-3 mins): 40%
TV news reports (total 2-3 mins): 40%
Online reflection statement (1000 words) and in-class seminar presentation: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hour seminar per week

Co-requisites