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JRN2002 Radio Journalism

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication


Pre-requisite: JRN1000 and JRN2000


This course provides students with a hands-on introduction to reporting, writing, recording and presenting broadcast news for traditional and new (Web-based) media, in a working newsroom with "real life" deadlines. It stresses current affairs knowledge. Students will learn to operate electronic recording and editing equipment, think independently, refine their news sense, operate within the community as journalists, and make ethical editorial decisions. Students will also develop a critical understanding of the role and function of radio and online journalism, including the theoretical debates concerning the news media's role and key functions. Topics covered include radio and Web radio news in context, new media production and broadcast news writing style, interview techniques, voice production, and editorial decision-making.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba