Credit points: 15
This subject introduces students to the principles and skills for researching, writing and producing compelling stories for different types of media and publishing platforms, including text, video, audio, still images, blogs and mobile journalism. Students will develop the skills necessary to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different publishing platforms and select the most appropriate platform for the story. As well as a practical knowledge of journalism, students will develop their critical analytical skills of the media through theory and reflection on current practice through the set readings and class discussion. This will include an introduction to journalism ethics and media law and the different ways in which media is regulated in different countries. At the completion of this subject, students will have used a minimum of three different media forms to tell a layered single story. This subject is suitable for all Masters students who want to work in journalism and/or understand the digital media environment at an advanced level.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HUSS Graduate Diploma or Masters Degree or through subject coordinator's approval
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide
Video Journalism for the Web: A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling.
PublisherHOBOKEN: TAYLOR AND FRANCIS.
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
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City Campus, 2020, Week 12-13, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNasya Bahfen
Six 6.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Audio news script and report of 45 secs due in class in the first week Equivalent to 1000 words||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2|
|Story pitch and multimedia storytelling piece with a data component due mid semester No more than 2000 words in total including pitch of 5 mins (pitch due during class time).||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
|Video news story of 1' 30'' in length due in exam period Equivalent to 2000 words||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|