units

APG4781

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 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Matt Mitchell

Notes

Previously coded JRM4913

Synopsis

This unit develops the concepts and practices introduced in APGT4774 for the production of current affairs video journalism for both pre-packaged broadcast. Students produce stories for publishing on broadcast or online television/video, and are encouraged to have the majority of their assessed work broadcast. As students develop professional video journalism skills, they undertake critical analyses of the editorial and ethical issues that pertain in the broadcast environment.

Outcomes

On satisfactory completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify a television news or current affairs story, research and prepare a brief
  2. shoot, interview, script and edit a television story
  3. undertake individual and group work and meet deadlines
  4. understand key ethical and legal issues and obligations associated with television reporting
  5. apply basic professional standards to production and presentation

Assessment

Research television story and prepare a brief (500 words): 20%
Video news report (1 min): 30%
Video current affairs report (4 mins): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour seminar per week

Prerequisites