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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

COM10627 AND 72 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

Introduces students to contemporary video-based journalism production models and their application on broadcast, online and mobile platforms. This unit critically analyses the forms, styles and features of video-based reporting in the contemporary digital and broadcast news environment. Practical exercises and assessment tasks contribute to the development of students’ research, planning and video production skills.

Unit content

  1. Broadcast news and production
  2. TV news and current affairs models
  3. Video-based journalism in the digital world
  4. Production planning and execution
  5. Research, writing and interviewing for news
  6. Camera operation and audio
  7. Shooting video sequences and overlay
  8. Digital editing
  9. Using social media content
  10. Ethics and media law for the video journalist
  11. Future directions in video journalism

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify and critically analyse the different forms of video-based journalism
2 discuss the implications of the digital revolution for broadcast news media and journalists
3 demonstrate competency in operating digital video production and editing equipment
4 plan, research, report, produce and edit video-based journalism reports
5 demonstrate an understanding of roles involved in video news production, working effectively, ethically and professionally as part of a small production team.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and critically analyse the different forms of video-based journalism
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  2. discuss the implications of the digital revolution for broadcast news media and journalists
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  3. demonstrate competency in operating digital video production and editing equipment
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    • GA2:
  4. plan, research, report, produce and edit video-based journalism reports
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    • GA3:
  5. demonstrate an understanding of roles involved in video news production, working effectively, ethically and professionally as part of a small production team.
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Prescribed texts

  • An ebook version of this text is available through SCU Library: Alysen, B, 2012, The Electronic Reporter: Broadcast Journalism in Australia, 3rd edn, New South, Sydney. ISBN: 9781742233178.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.