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JN2301 - Broadcast Journalism

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Students are introduced to radio, television and online audio journalism. Students are introduced to broadcast equipment, such as microphones and cameras; they learn how to record voice, how to perform basic broadcast editing and how to produce audio packages. Students are introduced to the basics of camerawork and of how to present stories in a visual way. Tutorial exercises develop broadcast newswriting, sound gathering, camera work, interviewing, voice production, vocal style and audio and video editing skills. The subject develops generic journalistic skills and cultural literacy, hones newswriting skills learnt in earlier subjects, and encourages students to develop distinct ways of presenting journalistic stories.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge and skills to write effectively in the distinct broadcast form and understand how it differs from writing in other media;
  • Demonstrate sufficient skills to produce and present news packages for an 'as-live' radio program;
  • Illustrate skills in camera work and news packaging for television;
  • Demonstrate differential skills in voice production, electonic new editing and cultural literacy;
  • Appraise an understanding of the theory of broadcast news.

Subject Assessment

  • tutorial attendance and participation (10%)
  • broadcast journalism audio news package (45%)
  • broadcast journalism image/visual news package (45%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
JB2100 JB5100 JN5301

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes
Lecturers: Mrs Ann Roebuck, Dr Marie Oelgemoeller.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 20 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.