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ALJ301 - Multi-Media Journalism

Unit details

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:M Hirst




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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.


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

* 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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