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ALJ218 - Audio Journalism

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Christopher Scanlon
Prerequisite:

ALJ112

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 (three) scheduled online workshops

Content

Students will learn the techniques of researching, writing, interviewing, recording and editing for audio news and current affairs. These skills will be tested through students creating their own broadcast current affairs pieces. Students will also analyse the broadcasting landscape of Australia. They will learn about the regulatory environment, editorial policies and the financing of different broadcast companies and reflect on how these affect the content that is offered in terms of news and current affairs.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes)

ULO1

Research a news and current affairs story

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwor

ULO2

Interview, record and report a news and current affairs audio story

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

Write a strong narrative for a news and current affairs audio story

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO7: Teamwor

ULO4

Record, voice and edit for audio

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO5

Evaluate the political-economic landscape in Australia and its impact on radio broadcasting

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO6

Evaluate and explain the differences between commercial and public service radio in Australia

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 - (Individual) - Quizzes

800 words equivalent 20% Week 4
Assessment 2 - (Individual) - News story 800 words equivalent 20%

Week 6

Assessment 3: (Group) - Pitching exercise 800 words equivalent 20%

Week 8

Assessment 4: (Individual) - Feature package 1600 words equivalent 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALJ218 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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