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JRN2203

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Philip Chubb

Synopsis

This unit provides a detailed exploration of the production practices, resources, technologies and genres of Video Journalism, including broadcast and online modes. It develops the key performance practices of voice presentation and interviews, image and sound recording, editing and post-production. It critically considers the implications for journalists of different modes of audience engagement and editorial positioning, including news, current affairs and feature/documentary genres. Please be aware that access to certain technology/equipment will be required for this unit. Contact the unit coordinator for details.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an ability to identify and research a story, conduct interviews and gather appropriate research and actuality material in the audiovisual media
  2. demonstrate an ability to report in a clear, concise, accurate and engaging way using a variety of audiovisual elements and narrative conventions in a video environment
  3. identify, observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with video journalism, and reflect critically on their own and others' performance in this regard
  4. work independently and collaboratively in learning and production processes, including online forums, to produce video journalism
  5. demonstrate an ability to set and meet deadlines, and report under pressure
  6. demonstrate an awareness of local, national and international people and events relevant to current issues and media issues
  7. demonstrate a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations and socio-professional implications of journalistic practices in audiovisual media

Assessment

Minor project (News/current affairs video reports totaling 3 minutes): 25%
Major Project (Current affairs/feature video reports totaling 6 minutes): 50%
Online critical reflection and in-class invigilation: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Johan Lidberg

Contact hours

1-hour lecture per week + 1-hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Journalism

Prerequisites

JRN1102 or JRN1902 and JRN1903

Prohibitions

JRN2906, JRN2907