MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM

JRN5JMM

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the principles and skills for researching, writing and producing compelling stories for different types of media and publishing platforms, including text, video, audio, still images, blogs and web-based data visualisation tools such as Google maps. Students will develop the skills necessary to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different publishing platforms and select the right platform for the right story. At the completion of this subject, students will have used three different media to tell a single story.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteinar Ellingsen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HUSS Graduate Diploma or Masters Degree or through subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JRN5JMM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMultimedia Journalism: A Practical GuideRecommendedBull, Andy, 2010LONDON,ROUTLEDGE
ReadingsThe new digital storytelling:creating narratives with new mediaRecommendedAlexamder, Bryan, 2011AANTA BARBARA, ABC-CLIO

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. A demonstrated understanding and ability to apply the principles of telling stories across different media.

Activities:
Students are introduced to different media platforms in weekly seminars and are required to produce publishable content.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Critical Thinking

02. Proficiency in using audio, video, text and web-based publishing software and hardware to effectively capture and edit content for storytelling.

Activities:
Example -based labs will enable students to develop hands-on skills in using software and hardware.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

03. Critical ability to evaluate research a story and select the most effective media to tell it.

Activities:
All assessable work, lectures and workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving

04. Demonstration of advanced research skills, including sourcing appropriate interview subjects, evaluating source material; knowledge of and ability to effectively use archival materials,and capacity to conduct effective interviews.

Activities:
All assessable work, lectures and workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

05. Understanding of the legal and ethical challenges of publishing across platforms, especially copyright and libel; an appreciation of best practice models of digital storytelling.

Activities:
All assessable work, lectures and workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

06. Skills in locating and accessing technical documentation about publishing platforms to facilitate lifelong learning; appreciation of multimedia journalism practitioners.

Activities:
All classes and assessable work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Life-Long Learning
Creative Problem-solving

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