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Video Journalism (9036.3)

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



    Unit Outlines

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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178444) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164846) - View
    • UC Term 4, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (162918) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (161823) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140044) - View

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    This unit builds on the learning outcomes of Audio Journalism by introducing students to the principles and practices of contemporary video news journalism for TV/online in a 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), scripting, 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 stories/programs and online video;

    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;

    5. demonstrate understanding of the role and impact of online video in emerging media industries.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week


    9019 Audio Journalism



    Assumed Knowledge


    Incompatible Units

    Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 6973 Broadcast Journalism 2.

    Equivalent Units

    6973 Broadcast Journalism 2

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