Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrigid McCarthy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesAll assessable work, weekly workshops.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of either JRN, MAC, MIN or STC subjects at second-year level, or subject coordinators approval


Incompatible subjectsJRN5MMJ

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsCore subject for Journalism, Sport Journalism and Media Industries majors in the ABMC. Core subject for Media Industries in the ABA.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

The Principles of Multimedia Journalism

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKoci Hernandez, Richard and Rue, Jeremy



PublisherNEW YORK & LONDON: Routledge


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Demonstrate a critical ability to evaluate a story and select the right media to tell it, applying storytelling principles across different media, and showing proficiency in using audio, video, text and web-based publishing software.
03. Ability to work collaboratively on an extensive investigation, contributing to concept and production of a digital news package.
04. Ability to generate and pitch new and original ideas, and present these with clarity to a group of peers.
05. Demonstrate a sound capacity to research a story, including sourcing appropriate interview subjects, archival materials, and conduct interviews.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid McCarthy

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Pitch for multimedia package (800 words equivalent) In-class presentation and written component

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO4

Interactive elements assignment (1,600 words equivalent) A set of interactive elements that will be used in the final multimedia package.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Multimedia package (1,600 words equivalent) The finished multimedia package, an in-class presentation, and a personal reflection on the process.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5