ALJ302 - Digital News Production 1

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Unit chair:

Lucy Smy

Prerequisite:

ALJ215

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALJ330, ALJ331

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class and 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Content

This unit engages students in the day-to-day operations of a multi-location, multimedia news publication. In this context they will learn to deal with the practical, intellectual, professional, creative, social, ethical and legal issues of online and social media news and current affairs publishing, individually and in concert with their peers. Students will learn how to respond appropriately to real-world news events that require necessary problem-solving and critical-thinking and creative skills to be resolved. Students will reflect on the news gathering, writing and production skills needed as well as the ability to work effectively as a team.

Assessment

A multimedia news portfolio suitable for online publication, equivalent to 6000 words, 70%

Reflection on the student’s participation in editorial and production functions associated with online news equivalent to 2000 words, 30%

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