Credit points: 15
Students will explore the reporter's role in factual production across broadcast media. In this subject, we aim to provide students with a strong grounding in broadcast writing and production skills, as well as an appreciation of the multiple skills required by the convergence of television and radio in the current media environment. Students will undertake practical assessments in the television and radio studios, while developing skills across the broad range of roles in broadcast media.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesWriting 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.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the ABMC and completion of any two of MAC1WFM, MAC2USM and MAC2MLE
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen
LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
PracticalWeek: 40 - 43
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 43 and delivered via online.
TutorialWeek: 31 - 39
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
Television news portfolio - 1600 words equivalent 45 second RVO and 60 second TV news package
Radio news portfolio - 1600 words equivalent Weekly radio news stories written in class
Reflection - 800 words 500 word reflective essay on own journalism practice