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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Professor Chris Nash


This unit develops the concepts and practices introduced in RSI for the production of current affairs radio journalism, for both pre-packaged and live production. Students produce stories for publishing on broadcast or online radio stations, and are expected to have the majority of their assessed work broadcast. As students develop professional radio journalism skills, they undertake critical analyses of the editorial and ethical issues that pertain in the broadcast environment.


On satisfactory completion of this unit student will:

  1. have the technical and editorial skills needed for radio news and current affairs research, reporting and broadcasting
  2. have gained experience working in a broadcast team in a live broadcast environment
  3. have a working familiarity with a range of radio current affairs styles and techniques


Radio current affairs report (2-3 mins) plus news report : 20%
Radio current affairs report (3-4 mins) plus news report: 30%
Participation in online presentation (1000 words): 20%
Live broadcast/webcast of current affairs program in agreed format: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Mia Lindgren

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week