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Sound Stories (11086.1)

Level: Intermediate 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 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184290) - View

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High quality sound is central to telling engaging multimedia stories. This unit introduces you to the world of audio journalism and telling compelling stories with sound. Students will expand their interviewing skills and craft feature audio stories for online and on air audiences. You will work in production teams to create engaging live radio news and feature programmes broadcast on the university radio station UCFM and published online.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate the basic research, interviewing, writing and production skills appropriate for audio journalists in a range of news media contexts;

2. Understand and evaluate the integral function of audio in a multi-platform story environment;

3. Produce stories as part of a structured editorial process in a team environment using suggested news and genre formats for target audiences;

4. Produce high quality sound, including recording, editing, voice work, and 'live' presentation; and

5. Act in a professional manner that accords with the role and responsibilities of journalists in contemporary Australia and the ethical and legal framework facing audio journalists.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of on-campus interactive workshops per week.


11084 Journalism Now and Next AND 11085 Street Stories.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

9019 Audio Journalism.

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