6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
The unit provides a detailed exploration of the production practices, resources, technologies and genres of Video Journalism, including broadcast and online modes. It develops the key performance practices of voice presentation and interviews, image and sound recording, editing and post-production. It critically considers the implications for journalists of different modes of audience engagement and editorial positioning, including news, current affairs and feature/documentary genres.
Please be aware that access to certain technology/equipment will be required for this unit. Contact the unit coordinator for details.
On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
- demonstrate an ability to identify and research a story, conduct interviews and gather appropriate research and actuality material in the audiovisual media;
- demonstrate an ability to report in a clear, concise, accurate and engaging way using a variety of audiovisual elements and narrative conventions in a video environment;
- identify, observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with video journalism, and reflect critically on their own and others' performance in this regard;
- work independently and collaboratively in learning and production processes, including online forums, to produce video journalism;
- demonstrate an ability to set and meet deadlines, and report under pressure;
- demonstrate an awareness of local, national and international people and events relevant to current issues and media issues;
- demonstrate a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations and socio-professional implications of journalistic practices in audiovisual media.
Within semester assessment: 100%
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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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Twelve credit points of second-year Journalism units