units

ATS2788

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Journalism

Coordinator(s)

Dr Nasya Bahfen

Offered

Caulfield

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit focuses on audio storytelling and the use of sound in journalism. Through the production of both individual audio stories and a reflective team podcast, 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

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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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two first-year level units in Journalism.

Prohibitions

ATS2928, JRN2907