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ALJ318 - Broadcast Journalism (Radio)

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Final year of offer is 2015

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

Students must have successfully completed 2 ALJ-coded units from the Journalism major sequence.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Students will be required to use digital recording and editing software to complete their assignments.


In this unit, students will learn the techniques of broadcast (radio) journalism and the ways in which these differ from reporting for the print media. They will learn to write for a voice and an audience. Practical work includes interviewing, writing, recording and editing reports for broadcast news and current affairs. Students will also analyse the role of radio news as an information provider.


One written essay, 50% (2000 words)

One practical radio assignment, 50% (three and a half minutes duration)

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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