MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM

JRN3MMJ

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Journalism graduates are increasingly expected to be jacks of all trades, and masters of combining them. In this subject, students build on their skills from JRN2JPW, refining their skills in multimedia storytelling. Students will be creating in-depth digital story packages, incorporating text, video, audio,photography and data visualisation.

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 Students are required to have successfully completed MSS2SCV (MST2SCV) or MIN1MME and JRN2JPW (JRN2OJP) or co-ordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects JRN5MMJ

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject for Journalism, Sport Journalism and Media Industries majors in the ABMC. Core subject for ABJ, and compulsory for ABJS and ABJSC. Available as an elective to ABA major in Communication. Available as an elective subject to ABA major in Journalism & a core subject to ABA major in Strategic Communication.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Principles of Multimedia JournalismRecommendedKoci Hernandez, Richard and Rue, Jeremy 2016NEW YORK & LONDON: Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate and synthesise arguments in online content; the ability to apply web standards and demonstrate and understanding of how digital journalism is evolving.

Activities:
Weekly workshops; reflection
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

02. Demonstrate an understanding and ability to apply storytelling principles across different media, showing proficiency in using audio, video, text and web-based publishing software and hardware to effectively capture and edit content for storytelling.

Activities:
Weekly workshops; all assessed work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

03. Ability to define an audience on the web through production of niche content for a publishing platform; incorporating an effective social media strategy to engage an audience; locate, identify and link to online sources to use as evidence in support of written work.

Activities:
Content production; weekly workshops; reflection.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

04. Demonstrate a critical ability to evaluate a story and select the right media to tell it.

Activities:
Content production, modelling,
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Demonstrate a sound capacity to research a story, including sourcing appropriate interview subjects, archival materials, and conduct interviews.

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

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, 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*
Multimedia package (3000 words equivalent, in modules)75 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Reflection (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 04