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Unit details

ALJ301 - Multi-Media Journalism

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Final year of offer is 2015

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:I Burum
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit will teach convergent media skills. These will include using a smart device to capture user generated content (UGC); editing UGC into user generated stories (UGS); learning essential multi-media storytelling skills; writing for multi-media and online journalism; setting up a YouTube channel and a blog site; blogging and news gathering in a convergent media environment. The theory base will consider the strengths and weaknesses of various media, leading to an appreciation of the potential of multi-media journalism in a fragmenting news space.

Assessment

Participation in online forum, blogs and reflection, 30%, 1200 word equivalent

Creating user generated story and post, 40%,1600 word equivalent

Developing user generated program template, 30%, 1200 word equivalent

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2659$3010

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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