ONLINE JOURNALISM PRODUCTION

JRN2JPW

2015

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-ordinatorSteinar Ellingsen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 30 credit points of first year level MST, JRN, STC or MSS subjects.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JRN3JPW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject for ABJ and a compulsory subject for ABJS, ABSC & ABSCB and an elective to ABMS. Available as an elective subject to ABA major in Journalism & a core subject to ABA major in Strategic Communication (Bundoora & Bendigo campuses).

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVideo Journalism for the Web: A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling.RecommendedLancaster, Kurt. 2012.HOBOKEN: TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.
ReadingsConvergent journalism: An Introduction 2nd ed.RecommendedFilak, V. (ed) 2014HOBOKEN: TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.
ReadingsPracticing Convergent Journalism: An Introduction to Cross-Media StorytellingRecommendedKolodzy, J. 2012HOBOKEN: TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)

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 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)

03. Critical ability to evaluate a story and select the right media to tell it.

Activities:
All assessable work, lectures and workshops. Exegesis.
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)

04. Capacity to research a story, including sourcing appropriate interview subjects, archival materials,and conduct interviews.

Activities:
All assessable work, lectures and workshops.
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)

05. Understanding of the legal and ethical challenges of publishing across platforms, especially copyright and libel.

Activities:
All assessable work, lectures and workshops.
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

06. Skills in locating and accessing technical documentation about publishing platforms to facilitate lifelong learning.

Activities:
All classes and assessable 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)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteinar Ellingsen

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.
"Online delivery via Echo 360/Lectopia"

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Multimedia feature (1,000 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Exegesis (1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Web doc (1,600 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Story proposal (400 words equivalent)10 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteinar Ellingsen

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.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Multimedia feature (1,000 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Exegesis (1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Web doc (1,600 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Story proposal (400 words equivalent)10 03, 04, 05