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Broadcast Journalism 2 (6973.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Journalism & Communication Studies

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    Syllabus

    This unit builds on the learning outcomes of Broadcast Journalism 1 by introducing students to the principles and practices of contemporary video news journalism for TV/online in a dramatically changing digital media environment. TV News and current affairs reports and programs on commercial and public stations will be examined, along with the role of news journalists within the industry, the codes of ethics that guide them, and the professional context within which they work.
    Tutorials will focus on TV News reporting and production skills with particular emphasis on researching (including application of social media tools), scriptwriting, editing, presentation and interview techniques.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. conduct basic video interviews for broadcast/online publication;

    2. research, write and produce basic video news packages for TV/online;

    3. critique, analyse, synthesise and evaluate TV news and current affairs programs and their content; and

    4. demonstrate an understanding of the changing structures, policies and practices of the TV industry, including ethical frameworks, impacts of convergence and the roles of 'new' and social media in research, audience curation and content distribution.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours/week.

    Prerequisites

    Broadcast Journalism 1 or permission of the course convenor.



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