SPORT REPORTING

JRN2SRP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Sports reporting is news reporting. It requires an understanding of sports-specific news values. This subject will introduce you to sports-specific news values through some of the most common forms of reporting in sport, press conference reporting, match reporting, profile pieces and opinion writing. This subject also explores the context in which sports journalists work, focusing on the major changes in the relationship between sports organisations and the media that cover them in the 21st century. In particular, it explores the implications of sports organisations own media platforms and public relations staff on sports journalists' work.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Two of JRN1TEJ, JRN1TIN and MAC1WFM, or subject co-ordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject for the Bachelor of Media and Communication (Sport Journalism). Available as an elective for other majors in the Bachelor of Media and Communication, the Communication major within the Bachelor of Arts and the Journalism major in the Bachelor of Arts.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the key fundamentals of professional writing such as correct grammar, punctuation and attribution as they apply to different media styles.

Activities:
Weekly lectures and tutorial activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Apply sports-specific news values to write sport news pieces, such as a match report and press conference report, to an industry standard level, to deadline.

Activities:
Weekly lectures and tutorial activities. Students will watch a sporting event as assigned by the tutor, shotlist it as they are watching it and then write a match report to be uploaded to a strict deadline. This task requires students to be conscious of a deadline. Weekly lectures and tutorial activities. Students will be given vision of a media conference one week prior to their live cross. They will need to identify the main angle arising from the conference and conduct their own research on the person of interest to provide context to the news angle.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Conduct an interview and create profile style piece using interview quotes and other relevant sources, written to a publishable standard.

Activities:
After preparing in class with research and examples, and tips in lectures, students will complete a community sports profile piece, where they must conduct an interview and write a profile piece. Students will complete this activity in small groups.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Apply critical thinking skills to a newsworthy issue to create an opinion piece, that meets industry standards.

Activities:
After preparing in class with research and examples, and tips in lectures about the particular style of opinion pieces, students must conduct an interview and write a profile piece.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Press Conference Report (750 word equivalent)Students will attend a sports press conference and file a report to deadline.20 01, 02
Match Report (1100 word equivalent)Students must watch a match, assigned by the tutor, and deliver a report to deadline.30 01, 02
Opinion Piece (750 word equivalentStudents must write an opinion piece on a newsworthy topic.20 01, 04
Profile Piece (1100 word equivalent)Students will work in teams to complete an interview and write a profile piece.30 01, 03