BROADCAST JOURNALISM

JRN3BEJ

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will explore the reporter's role in factual production across broadcast media. In this subject, we aim to provide students with a strong grounding in broadcast writing and production skills, as well as an appreciation of the multiple skills required by the convergence of television and radio in the current media environment. Students will undertake practical assessments in the television and radio studios, while developing skills across the broad range of roles in broadcast media. 

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBill Bainbridge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in ABMC and completion of MAC1WFM and MAC2USM and MAC2MLE; or enrolment in ABJ and completion of MIN1MME and JRN1TEJ and JRN1TIN and MAC1WFM and JRN2JOR and MAC2USM and MAC2MLE and JRN2JPW or enrolment in ABJS and completion of MGT1ISM and MIN1MME and JRN1TEJ and MGT1SMK and JRN1TIN and MAC1WFM and JRN2JOR and MAC2USM and MGT2SPF and JRN2SRP and MAC2MLE and JRN2JPW and MGT2SME

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is also available as an elective subject to BA major in communication.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. The ability to develop longer-form television stories plans for a specific broadcast outlet. This involves identifying and researching original story ideas, identifying and writing questions for interview subjects, and presenting the program in the television studios.

Activities:
Writing for radio exercises, research exercises in seminars and for written assessment tasks, development of critical story ideas, feedback on story ideas shown in class; example-based teaching used to help students formulate and structure assignment tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. The ability to write news stories in a TV news format. This includes indentifying and analysing the appropriate weighting of story angles, writing script links and introductions for journalists and presenters, identifying appropriate visual materials, and ensuring the style of the item is consistent with that of the designated news broadcaster (for instance, the ABC)

Activities:
Writing for television exercises; creative problem solving in seminars and assessment tasks; modelling in seminars; example-based teaching used to help students formulate and structure assignment tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. The ability to write, produce and present radio news in real-time. This involves identifying and researching news stories, sourcing and attributing audio material, understanding radio production and presenting in the radio studios in real-time.

Activities:
Writing for radio exercises, research exercises in seminars and for written assessment tasks, development of critical story ideas, feedback on draft story ideas; example-based teaching used to help students formulate and structure assignment tasks. Guest lectures from the presenter or producer of the program for which the assignment is designed.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBill Bainbridge

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Producing and presenting a current affairs program for television (equivalent of 1800 words)40 01
Writing, producing and presenting a radio news bulletin (equivalent of 1350 words)30 03
Writing a television news story (equivalent of 1350 words)30 02