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JRN2007 Audio and Visual Journalism

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 29 May 2022

Requisites

Enrolment is not permitted in JRN2007 if JRN2002 has been previously completed.

Overview

Journalists must know how to record stories, write for the ear and for the eye, establish the focus of a story and speak fluently to a listening or viewing audience. Technological developments in the news media require journalists to be familiar with journalism tools that enable them to move easily across different media platforms. The main emphasis in this course is on the techniques of audio and visual journalism. Students will develop their skills in reporting, writing and editing journalistic content for various news platforms.

This course provides students with a hands-on introduction to reporting, writing, recording and presenting journalism for a variety of media platforms. Through independent work (or teamwork as appropriate), students will develop and improve individual skills in journalistic practice for the packaging of news content. Students will be required to think independently, refine their news sense, and operate within the community as journalists. They will further develop interview techniques, voice production, and editorial decision-making, and will also examine the ethical and professional issues surrounding digital journalism's new technologies and the demands of an increasingly competitive industry.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 29 May 2022