units

ATS1329

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 UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Mr Nicholas Parkin

Notes

Students may be required to purchase a portable external hard drive for use with the editing software in the Journalism labs.

Synopsis

This unit provides further development of the key practices of research and reporting for news journalism; the social, professional and legal context for journalism production; the technical production and narrative conventions for at least two different media (print, online, radio and/or video); and consideration of factors affecting the optimal choice of medium for reporting. Students research and produce original news stories to deadline in at least two media different to their ATS1328 productions, produce a critical evaluation of their own performance and constructive feedback for their peers.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this course 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, factual way using news conventions in at least two media;
  3. Identify, observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with news reporting, 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 news reports;
  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 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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