BROADCAST JOURNALISM

JRN3BEJ

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will explore the reporter's role in factual production across broadcast and electronic media. Topics covered will include research for audio visual media, writing for radio, television and online formats, interviewing techniques, script editing, developing talkback topics for radio, and principles of presenting for radio and television. As part of the process, students will be expected to undertake story design and conception, research, script editing, review and analysis. In this subject, we aim to provide students with a strong grounding in broadcast writing skills, as well as an appreciation of the multiple skills required by the convergence of television, radio, press and internet in the current media environment.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorErdem Koc

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in ABJS, ABJ, ABSC, ABSCB, ABM, ABMS or ABA (and associated double degrees) and 30 credit points of MST, JRN or STC subjects at 2nd year.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Available as a compulsory subject to ABJ, ABJS, ABSC, ABSCB ABSCB, ABMS and ABM. This subject is also available as an elective subject to ABA major in Journalism and a core subject to ABA major in Strategic Communication (Melbourne campus).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. The ability to develop longer-form television stories plans for a specific broadcast outlet. This involves identifying and researching original story ideas, identifying and writing questions for interview subjects, and presenting the program in the television studios.

Activities:
Writing for radio exercises, research exercises in seminars and for written assessment tasks, development of critical story ideas, feedback on story ideas shown in class; example-based teaching used to help students formulate and structure assignment tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

02. The ability to write news stories in a TV news format. This includes indentifying and analysing the appropriate weighting of story angles, writing script links and introductions for journalists and presenters, identifying appropriate visual materials, and ensuring the style of the item is consistent with that of the designated news broadcaster (for instance, the ABC)

Activities:
Writing for television exercises; creative problem solving in seminars and assessment tasks; modelling in seminars; example-based teaching used to help students formulate and structure assignment tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. The ability to write, produce and present radio news in real-time. This involves identifying and researching news stories, sourcing and attributing audio material, understanding radio production and presenting in the radio studios in real-time.

Activities:
Writing for radio exercises, research exercises in seminars and for written assessment tasks, development of critical story ideas, feedback on draft story ideas; example-based teaching used to help students formulate and structure assignment tasks. Guest lectures from the presenter or producer of the program for which the assignment is designed.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorErdem Koc

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online delivery via Echo 360/Lectopia."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Producing and presenting a current affairs program for television (1,600 words equivalent)40 01
Radio news writing, producing and presenting exercise (1,200 word equivalent)30 03
TV News writing exercise and re-purposing material for radio and online(1,200 word equivalent)30 02

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorErdem Koc

Class requirements

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.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Producing and presenting a current affairs program for television (1,600 words equivalent)40 01
Radio news writing, producing and presenting exercise (1,200 word equivalent)30 03
TV News writing exercise and re-purposing material for radio and online(1,200 word equivalent)30 02