units

ATS2788

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Notes

Previously coded JRN2202

Synopsis

The unit focuses on the production of radio journalism. Through the production of a series of radio stories, students develop the key performance practices of interviewing, recording, voice presentation and editing. It critically considers the implications for radio journalists of different modes of audience engagement in broadcasting and online, and undertakes critical analyses of ethical and editorial issues in radio broadcasting.

Outcomes

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

Radio current affairs report 1 (2-3 mins): 15%
Radio current affairs report 2 (3-4 mins): 25%
Online critical reflection (1000 words): 20%
Major radio journalism project (in agreed format): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2-hour seminar per week

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

Prerequisites

Prohibitions

ATS2928, JRN2907