Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr. Mia Lindgren


Previously coded JRM4912


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.


Minor project (News/current affairs radio reports totalling 6-minutes): 25%
Major Project (News/current affairs/feature radio reports totalling 12-minutes): 50%
Online critical reflection and in-class invigilation: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week