2020 unit information
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
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 (three) scheduled online workshops
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)
Research a news and current affairs story
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
Interview, record and report a news and current affairs audio story
GLO3: Digital literacy
Write a strong narrative for a news and current affairs audio story
Record, voice and edit for audio
Evaluate the political-economic landscape in Australia and its impact on radio broadcasting
GLO8: Global citizenship
Evaluate and explain the differences between commercial and public service radio in Australia
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 - (Individual) - Quizzes
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.
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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