Unit description

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.

Unit content

  1. Broadcast news and production
  2. TV news and current affairs models
  3. Video-based journalism in the digital world
  4. Production planning and execution
  5. Research, writing and interviewing for news
  6. Camera operation and audio
  7. Shooting video sequences and overlay
  8. Digital editing
  9. Using social media content
  10. Ethics and media law for the video journalist
  11. Future directions in video journalism

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • 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.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Video news story and reflection30%
Video current affairs story and reflection40%
Participation10%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Video news story and reflection30%
Video current affairs story and reflection40%
Participation10%
Notice

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