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ALJ218 - Audio Journalism

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

John Mullen





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Students will learn the techniques of researching, writing, interviewing, recording and editing for radio news and current affairs. These skills will be tested through students creating their own broadcast current affairs pieces. Students will also analyse the broadcasting landscape of Australia by writing an essay in which they will evaluate the content of particular radio news and current affairs programs. They will learn about the editorial policies and the financing of different broadcast companies and reflect on how these affect the content that is offered in terms of news and current affairs.


One essay, 2000 words, 50%

One practical assignment, equivalent to 2000 words, 50%

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