MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM

JRN3MMJ

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Journalism graduates are increasingly expected to be jacks and jills of all trades, and masters of combining them. In this subject, students build on their skills from JRN2OJP (or JRN2JPW), refining their skills in multimedia storytelling. Students will be creating in-depth digital story packages, incorporating text, video, audio,photography and data visualisation.     

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteinar Ellingsen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students are required to have successfully completed JRN2OJP (or JRN2JPW) or obtain co-ordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JRN5MMJ

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject for Journalism, Sport Journalism and Media Industries majors in the ABMC. Core subject for Media Industries in the ABA.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Principles of Multimedia JournalismRecommendedKoci Hernandez, Richard and Rue, Jeremy 2016NEW YORK & LONDON: Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate and synthesise arguments in online content; the ability to apply web standards and demonstrate and understanding of how digital journalism is evolving.

Activities:
Weekly workshops; reflection
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate a critical ability to evaluate a story and select the right media to tell it, applying storytelling principles across different media, and showing proficiency in using audio, video, text and web-based publishing software.

Activities:
Weekly workshops; all assessed work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Ability to work collaboratively on an extensive investigation, contributing to concept and production of a digital news package.

Activities:
Content production; weekly workshops; reflection; group peer reviews.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

04. Ability to generate and pitch new and original ideas, and present these with clarity to a group of peers.

Activities:
In-class presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Demonstrate a sound capacity to research a story, including sourcing appropriate interview subjects, archival materials, and conduct interviews.

Activities:
All assessable work, weekly workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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-ordinatorSteinar Ellingsen

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Pitch for multimedia package (800 words equivalent)In-class presentation20 04
Multimedia package stage 1 (1,600 words equvalent)The first stage includes a draft of the multimedia package, an in-class presentation, progress statement and group peer review. for group components.40 01, 02, 03, 05
Multimedia package stage 2 (1,600 words equvalent)The second stage includes the finished multimedia package, an in-class presentation, personal reflection and group peer review. for group components.40 01, 02, 03, 05