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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and critically analyse the different forms of video-based journalismIntellectual rigour
2discuss the implications of the digital revolution for broadcast news media and journalistsIntellectual rigourEthical practice
3demonstrate competency in operating digital video production and editing equipmentIntellectual rigourCreativity
4plan, research, report, produce and edit video-based journalism reportsIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practice
5demonstrate an understanding of roles involved in video news production, working effectively, ethically and professionally as part of a small production team.Intellectual rigourCreativityEthical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and critically analyse the different forms of video-based journalism
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. discuss the implications of the digital revolution for broadcast news media and journalists
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. demonstrate competency in operating digital video production and editing equipment
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. plan, research, report, produce and edit video-based journalism reports
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: 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.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

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

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