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ALJ319 - Broadcast Journalism (Television)

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Colleen 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.


Students will learn the techniques of interviewing, reporting, writing and filming for television news and current affairs. Students will be introduced to the production techniques needed to compile news reports for television and they will learn about writing and delivering spoken news in a credible manner. Students will research, report and edit a current affairs assignment. Students will analyse the role of television news and current affairs programs as information providers.


One practical assignment (equivalent 2000 words) 50%

One essay (2000 words) 50%

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