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Sideline Eye: Sports Reporting (11093.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
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 (184388) - View

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In this unit, you will become a reporter of 'live' sport. You will learn how to write and produce stories in the various genres of sports reporting such as news, match reports, previews and athlete profiles for mobile, social media and online formats. You will also learn how those genres fit in to the stages of the sports news cycle. As part of developing your news-gathering techniques you will learn how to use and verify a range of data sources. This includes learning how to use interview techniques for a range of reporting purposes.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Write stories in the various genres of sports journalism for a range of publishing platforms;

2. Undertake the practical aspects of covering sporting events;

3. Produce multimedia coverage of sport for a broad range of platforms using text, photos and social media; and

4. Use data sources to find and report on sporting issues.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours on-campus of 1 hour lecture and 2 hour interactive workshop per week.


11092 Game On: Sports Journalism Foundations.



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