THE INTERVIEW

JRN1TIN

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

As workplaces become more interactive and interconnected, interviewing skills are becoming more important across a range of vocations. In this subject, students study the processes and skills required for interviewing, focussing on key case studies in literature, print journalism, cinema, broadcasting and online. A key component of the subject will be interviews undertaken by students in all or some of the key interview formats, including live discussion, email, pre-recorded audio and written profile pieces. Students undertaking this subject will gain a broader appreciation of the art of inquiry and personal interaction and develop greater confidence in everything from one on one communications to public speaking to critical analysis. Students will also gain a clear understanding of the use of quotation technique including quote punctuation, in written work and develop an appreciation of key editing issues, both practical and ethical.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Carson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HUS1TIN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop an understanding of the history and formats of interviews in the media, and interview practice in journalism, and non-related fields.

Activities:
Examples of interview practice demonstrated in lectures and tutorials and through the expertise of guest lectures from media and other fields
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Create written versions of interviews, with specific attention to developing formatting and editing skills and profile writing.

Activities:
These skills will be developed in assessable tasks such as their final assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

03. Practice interviewing skills in different settings such as live interviews, and develop skills to approach subjects to participate in the interview process and researching for an interview.

Activities:
Each student must undertake an interview for their final assigment. Classes will be devoted to the process of selecting and securing interviews for this process. Students must be able to write letters of introduction and to be clear about the possible publication outcome of their interviews.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

05. Critically evaluate interviews and the interview process in different settings

Activities:
Assessment tasks will require students to identify and critique interviews and their role in the news process, democracy and other settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Writing for an online publishing platform, with particular emphasis on learning how to deploy hyperlinks, and how to best promote one's work.

Activities:
In class work and assesssments will enable students to prepare material suitable for the upstart publication ( www.upstart.net.au) and allow them to develop their profile writing skills.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Carson

Class requirements

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

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One essay reflecting critically on aspects of interviewing (1000 words)Must include reference list30 01, 02, 03, 05
A portfolio of in-class activities (equivalent 1000 words)Includes attention to live interviewing preparation, promotion of interviews and reflection20 01, 02, 03, 05
A researched profile interview (in AV format) and a written profile (2000 words equivalent)Students are to write a profile piece based on an interview they have sourced and conducted with a view to being published in Upstart. The recorded interview is also submitted.50 01, 02, 03, 07