DIGITAL JOURNALISM

JRN5NJD

2018

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 mobile journalism. 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 a minimum of three different media to tell a layered single story.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen

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 JRN5DJN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Elective subject.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMultimedia Journalism: A Practical GuideRecommendedBull, Andy, 2010LONDON,ROUTLEDGE
ReadingsVideo Journalism for the Web: A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling.RecommendedLancaster, Kurt. 2012HOBOKEN: TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and produce news stories in different media genres including textual, broadcast, and visual forms

Activities:
Students are introduced to different media platforms in weekly seminars and are required to produce publishable content.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Use audio, video, text and web-based publishing software and hardware to effectively create and edit content for storytelling

Activities:
Example-based classes will enable students to develop hands-on skills in using software and hardware.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Undertake research for the purpose of news story creation through the use of archival and background material; and the organising, conducting, and recording of interviews with appropriate sources

Activities:
All assessable work, lectures and workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Create visual content based on understanding of photojournalistic principles such as composition, shutter speed, and aperture; and visualization of data in infographics.

Activities:
All assessable work, lectures and workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Demonstrate and use legal and ethical best practice in publishing multi-platform content including copyright and defamation laws

Activities:
All assessable work, lectures and workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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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-ordinatorNasya Bahfen

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Pitch (plan for your multimedia journalism piece) of 1000 words)20 01, 03, 04, 05
Multimedia elements plan (x2 broadcast and visual of 2000 words or equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final piece (2000 words or equivalent including copy plus audio or video and visual/graphic element)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05