ALJ331 - News Production 2


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Must have completed two level 2 ALJ coded units



Incompatible with:

ALJ302 and ALJ303

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 3-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Independent and collaborative learning activities including: online learning tasks (3-hour per week equivalence)


This unit explores advanced news production techniques such as digital visualisation and live broadcasting and blogging, as well as industry practices such as freelancing and dealing with deadlines. Students will produce stories throughout the trimester, learning how to deal with the practical, intellectual, professional, creative, social, ethical and legal issues of online news and current affairs publishing. Students will learn how to respond appropriately to real-world news events that require necessary problem-solving, critical-thinking and creative skills to be resolved. Students will reflect on the newsgathering and production processes.

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