ALJ112 - News Reporting


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: ALJM112
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Burwood: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week.

Geelong: 1 x 4-hour on-campus seminar (Week 2, 5, 8), 1 x 1.25-hour online seminar (Week 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11).

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1 x 2-hour per week equivalence)


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


Build your skills and knowledge of multimedia news reporting. In this unit, you will produce your own news stories that cover issues that interest you. These stories will cross media platforms and will include a written news story, a photojournalism piece and a video news package for broadcast. You'll also hone your skills in, and knowledge of, news values, researching, interviewing and editing. You will meet deadlines and expand your knowledge of the social, professional and legal contexts journalists work within.

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