Introduces students to contemporary video-based journalism production models and their application on broadcast, online and mobile platforms. This unit critically analyses the forms, styles and features of video-based reporting in the contemporary digital and broadcast news environment. Practical exercises and assessment tasks contribute to the development of students’ research, planning and video production skills.
- Broadcast news and production
- TV news and current affairs models
- Video-based journalism in the digital world
- Production planning and execution
- Research, writing and interviewing for news
- Camera operation and audio
- Shooting video sequences and overlay
- Digital editing
- Using social media content
- Ethics and media law for the video journalist
- Future directions in video journalism
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify and critically analyse the different forms of video-based journalism||Intellectual rigour|
|2||discuss the implications of the digital revolution for broadcast news media and journalists||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|3||demonstrate competency in operating digital video production and editing equipment||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||plan, research, report, produce and edit video-based journalism reports||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|5||demonstrate an understanding of roles involved in video news production, working effectively, ethically and professionally as part of a small production team.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice|
- This textbook is also available as an e-book: Alysen, B, 2012, The Electronic Reporter: Broadcast Journalism in Australia, 3rd edn, New South, Sydney. ISBN: 9781742233178.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)|
|Video news story and reflection||30%|
|Video current affairs story and reflection||40%|
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