Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Mia Lindgren


This unit explores long-form journalism in radio and video formats in broadcast and online environments. Students will develop a story idea through to full production for broadcast and/or webcast using in-depth journalistic and creative practices in radio or video. Students work independently and collaboratively during the production. They produce a critical evaluation of their own and others productions and supply constructive feedback to their peers. This unit presumes students have competency with a range of audio and video recording equipment and editing software.


Upon satisfactory completion of this unit students will:

  1. have developed advanced research, story planning and production skills in production of an audio/visual online documentary of professional broadcast standards
  2. have demonstrable expertise in using audiovisual technologies for production of documentary and features
  3. have demonstrable expertise in sustained research, interviewing and composition skills
  4. understand and observe ethical and legal obligations associated with the production of long-form journalism
  5. be able to critically reflect on their and others performance during the production process
  6. be able to critically reflect on and analyse the genre of long-form journalism
  7. work independently and collaboratively in learning and production processes


First draft/pilot production (5 minutes): 20%
Final project: 60%
Critical reflection: 20%

Hurdle requirement: all assignments must be submitted to pass the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

The unit is organised around 24 hours of class contact across semester. In addition students are expected to spend 10 hours per week reading/researching; doing online class activities; and journalism production.

Off-campus attendance requirements

Distant Education students are expected to spend 12 hours per week across semester for this unit. All materials made available to on-campus students will be circulated electronically to DE students using moodle and on and off-campus students will be integrated in online discussion groups for presentation of all assessment tasks

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


ATS2788 or ATS2789

NOTE! A Distinction grade or better is required in either prerequisite unit.