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Mobile Reporting (9923.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory 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 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178322) - View
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    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (149248) - View

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    Mobile Reporting introduces students to innovative smartphone journalism techniques. Students will take photos, record and edit basic audio and video stories using their mobile phone. Building on the news gathering, writing and presenting skills acquired in Introduction to Journalism (5565) students will create journalism stories specifically for reading, viewing and listening on a smartphone or tablet.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Produce a basic audio, video and photo journalism using a mobile phone;

    2. Produce basic audio, video and photo journalism for online and mobile audiences.

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

    4. Understand the rapidly changing media environment and broader journalism context of which mobile journalism is a part.

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

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week


    5565 Introduction to Journalism



    Assumed Knowledge

    Introduction to Journalism writing skills

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