COMM 3060


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Creative

Course aim

To develop students' advanced skills in the compilation of news reports on location as well as the technical competencies of filming and editing required of video journalists, and to develop students' advanced abilities in writing and presentation commensurate with industry practice.

Course content

Students will build on broadcasting skills in the preparation of television news/current affairs and video journalist versions, compiling television and VJ stories and filming and editing procedures. They will also demonstrate advanced competencies in producing skills and working to deadlines, scripting for television news/current affairs and VJ work online as well as interviewing techniques. Students will demonstrate advanced abilities in identifying potential television news and video journalist stories, producing and personal presentations according to industry standards. Students will also demonstrate advanced capabilities to work collaboratively as team members as well as autonomously.


Phillips, G, and Lindgren M 2013, Australian broadcast journalism, 3rd Edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 2077 Radio Journalism and Podcasts
COMM 2009 Writing and Editing for Publication
Specific program
Program Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MBCD COMM 2077 Radio Journalism and Podcasts



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 12 weeks

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


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EFTSL*: 0.125
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