COMM 2077


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Creative

Course aim

To further develop students’ ability to write for radio, longer format radio stories and podcasts.

Course content

Students will build on existing knowledge of broadcast writing and producing. Students will develop skills to edit news material using industry-standard software, compile news reports on location, apply industry standards to news writing, voice reporting, news production and podcasting as well as knowledge of sourcing and interviewing techniques. They will identify and analyse key ethical and legal obligations associated with broadcast reporting including podcasting.

Students will analyse the demands of radio journalism in an industry standard, state of the art radio studio and
the processes inherent in the preparation and presentation of radio stories (both short and long format) with a live audience. Students will experience the practical constraints of radio journalism and will learn to work to daily deadline pressures in a team.


Gail Phillips and Mia Lindgren 2013, Australian Broadcast Journalism, 3rd , Oxford University Press, Melbourne


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 1074 UO News Reporting
COMM 1062 Journalism: Principles and Practices
COMM 1064 News Reporting

Students must complete EITHER COMM 1064 News Reporting, COMM 1074 UO News Reporting OR COMM 1062 Journalism: Principles and Practices



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hour x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Contribution, Critique, Media task


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4A)
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