Faculty of Arts

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Ms Jennifer Bowen


Previously coded JRM4912


This unit focuses on production of radio journalism. By producing a series of radio stories students develop key radio skills in story selection and development, interviewing, scripting, voice presentation and editing. The unit builds on the concepts and practices introduced in APG4774 Reporting with sound and image. As students develop professional radio journalism skills, they undertake critical analyses of the editorial and ethical issues that pertain in the broadcast environment.


On satisfactory completion of this unit student will:

  1. have the technical and editorial skills needed for radio news and current affairsjournalism research, reporting and broadcasting
  2. have a working familiarity with a range of radio journalism production styles and techniques
  3. identify, observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with radio journalism, and reflect critically on their own and others' performance
  4. work independently and collaboratively to produce radio journalism reports
  5. demonstrate an ability to set and meet deadlines, and report under pressure


Radio current affairs report 1(2-3 mins): 15%
Radio current affairs report 2(3-4 mins): 25%
Online critical reflection (1000 words): 20%
Major radio journalism project(in agreed format): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour seminar per week