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ATS2788

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Chris Nash

Notes

Previously coded JRN2202

Synopsis

This unit provides a detailed exploration of the production practices, resources, technologies and genres of Radio Journalism, including broadcast and online modes. It develops the key performance practices of voice presentation and interviews, 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 sound medium
  2. demonstrate an ability to report in a clear, concise, accurate and engaging way using a variety of audio elements and narrative conventions in an audio environment
  3. identify, observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with radio 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 radio 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 audio media

Assessment

Minor project (News/current affairs radio reports totaling 6 minutes): 25%
Major Project (News/current affairs/feature radio reports totaling 12 minutes): 50%
Online critical reflection and in-class invigilation: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

William Birnbauer

Contact hours

2-hour seminar per week

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

Journalism

Prerequisites

ATS1329 or ATS1330 and ATS1331

Prohibitions

ATS2928, JRN2907