MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM

JRN3MMJ

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 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must complete JRN2JPW.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JRN4MMJ, JRN5MMJ

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Available as a core subject to ABJ & ABJS and an elective subject to ABSC & ABMS. This subject is also available as an elective subject to ABA major in Journalism.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMultimedia Journalism: A Practical GuideRecommendedBull, Andy, 2010ROUTLEDGE, LONDON
ReadingsVideo Journalism for the Web: A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling.RecommendedLancaster, Kurt. 2012.HOBOKEN: 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:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

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 (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

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

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:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, 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*
Exegesis (1,000 words)25 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
Mobile Journalism story (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Multimedia Journalism story (1,600 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Multimedia story proposal (400 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05