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AMU1329

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 UnitSchool of Arts and Social Sciences, Malaysia
OfferedMalaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia October intake 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Jeswant Singh

Synopsis

This unit develops the key practices of research and reporting for news journalism. This includes: the social, professional and legal context for journalism production; the technical production and narrative conventions for online and radio journalism; and consideration of factors affecting the optimal choice of medium for reporting. Students will research and produce original news stories to a deadline in radio and online formats, as well as produce a critical evaluation of their own performance and constructive feedback on their peers.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to identify and research a news story, conduct interviews and gather appropriate evidence;
  2. Demonstrate an ability to select an advantageous medium for presentation, and report in a clear, concise and factual way using news conventions in at least two media;
  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 affairs and media issues;
  7. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations and socio-professional implications of journalistic practices in different media.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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