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Audio Journalism (9019.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media



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    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176367) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165327) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154705) - View
    • UC Term 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (149545) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145520) - View

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    This unit will introduce students to audio storytelling for live radio, multimedia productions and podcasting.
    It will give them a practical foundation in news and current affairs reporting for radio, and an understanding of the role of audio in converged newsrooms in the digital age.
    Special emphasis will be placed on research, writing, interview technique and production.
    Students will also examine contemporary challenges facing audio journalists, such as audience engagement via social media.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate the basic research, interviewing, writing and production skills required of radio news journalists, current affairs reporters, including recording, editing and voice work;

    2. demonstrate basic skills required of radio programs/features, journalists/ broadcasters, and audio production for the web;

    3. demonstrate an understanding of the structures, policies and practices of the digital broadcast industry and the role of audio in a converged media landscape, including emerging roles in community engagement via social media.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week


    Must have passed Reporting, 5572 OR Mobile Reporting, 9923.



    Assumed Knowledge

    First-year journalism units

    Incompatible Units

    Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 6971 Broadcast Journalism 1

    Equivalent Units

    6971 Broadcast Journalism 1

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