ALJ303 - Digital News Production 2

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

Lucy Smy

Prerequisite:

ALJ302 and 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 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, critical-thinking, creative skills and team-working issues to be resolved.

This unit is an advanced unit in news creation, curation and management in an online environment. Students will undertake a variety of tasks and learning activities that will enhance their digital news skills across all platforms and media types. Students will continue to build on learning from ALJ302 Digital News Production 1 to develop further skills in multimedia journalism, including: digital newsgathering using online and social media resources; the production of multimedia news items and current affairs packages; the compilation and curation of online news outputs; editing and curating a news website and managing a digital news flow for publication online. Students will take on new roles as part of a production team publishing to a real audience via a digital platform.

Assessment

A portfolio of multimedia news stories, 6000 words equivalent, 70%

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

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