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ALJ112 - News Reporting 2

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Offering information:

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Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Usha Rodrigues

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit in the practice and theory of multimedia journalism focuses on news reporting processes. It outlines professional, social and legal factors that impact on reporting of local, regional an national news. The unit introduces students to key news beats, including reporting stories about politics, business, sport and local newsworthy events and issues. Students will build contacts in their preferred news beat/s and engage with social media tools to report and produce their news stories. They will also gain skills in reporting a news story (to a deadline) for broadcast and online media platforms.

Assessment

Social Media for Reporting 20% - 800 words equivalent

Photojournalism Assignment 40% - 1,600 words equivalent

Video Based Assignment 40% - 1,600 words equivalent

Unit Fee Information

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