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Area/Catalogue
COMM 2077

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154883

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

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.

Textbook(s)

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

Prerequisite(s)

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

COURSE ALERT: This course is not available to students who have completed: COMM 2019 Advanced Radio News. Students must complete EITHER COMM 1064 News Reporting OR COMM 1062 Journalism: Principles and Practices

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
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.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Critique 900 words equivalent 20% N/A
Project 1050 words equivalent 25% N/A
Portfolio 2100 words equivalent 45% N/A
Continuous assessment 450 words equivalent 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

Dr Heather Anderson
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School of Creative Industries

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