Subject details

At the completion of this subject you will:

  1. have developed your research and reporting skills;
  2. understand the medium of Broadcast Journalism;
  3. construct effective introductions and present a logical flow of information;
  4. have developed a broad understanding of journalistic practices;
  5. produce basic audio and video content.
  • Topics
    • Introduction to broadcast journalism
    • Getting the basics down (news packaging, interviewing, writing, formatting and presenting your script)
    • Production project (recording audio and video)
    • Putting it all together (editing)
    • Legal issues
    • On-line news
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

Focus on researching, writing and producing news and current affairs stories for television and online. You will explore: History of broadcast journalism; Radio and television; The newsroom; The studio; Writing for broadcast; The line-up; Voice and presentation; Camera and sound; Principles of interviewing; The edit; The pitch; Story planning and production and the practice of mobile journalism. You will need to have access to the internet on a computer with standard modern inclusions (Mic and Webcam).

Broadcast Journalism is designed to extend and develop the skills introduced in second year Journalism subjects with a focus on researching, writing and producing news and current affairs stories for television and online. This unit also includes advanced techniques in media presentation, production, problem solving and the student's critical evaluation of their own performance.

  • Assignment 1 - Production (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Writing: broadcast & program (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - The Pitch (20%)
  • Assignment 4 - Newsroom Contribution (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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