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Street Stories (11085.1)

Level: Introductory Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184291) - View

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Syllabus

In this unit you will hit the street to find and report on stories in your local community. You will create stories for mobile and online media about pivotal moments in people?s lives, including personal profiles and covering the courts. Using your mobile phone as a professional news gathering tool you will record face-to-face audio interviews, take photographs, and create basic video from the field. You will expand your research and verification skills and apply journalism ethics and law in context.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Critically appreciate mobile phone technology as a journalistic tool and produce a basic audio, video and photo journalism story using a mobile phone for online and mobile audiences;

2. Apply basic interviewing techniques for journalism;

3. Gather and verify newsworthy information from a range of sources; and

4. Demonstrate an applied understanding of the legal and ethical contexts in which journalists work, particularly in mobile and online environments.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours consisting of an on-campus lecture and interactive workshop per week.

Prerequisites

11084 Journalism Now and Next.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

9923 Mobile Reporting.



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