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JRN2905 - Radio Journalism

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Andrea Baker


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit explores the role of radio news and current affairs in society. Students receive instruction in the use of audio recording equipment and digital editing, and they produce their own radio bulletins and feature packages.


Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of the current issues affecting radio in Australia
  2. An ability to critically discuss the emerging technologies (especially Internet radio) and their relationship to radio
  3. Skills necessary for successful participation in radio production and presentation for broadcast and the web: sound recording, editing, panel operation, voice production and interviewing; and
  4. Radio production skills that will allow students to work in the traditional and web radio industry.


Radio analysis: 20%
Radio news bulletin: 20%
Radio feature: 30%
Live radio: 30%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week


GSC1902 and GSC1903 or equivalent


GSC2905, GSC2907, JRN2907