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 First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Johan Lidberg


Previously coded JRM4913


This unit develops the concepts and practices introduced in APGT4774 for the production of current affairs video journalism for both pre-packaged broadcast. Students produce stories for publishing on broadcast or online television/video, and are encouraged to have the majority of their assessed work broadcast. As students develop professional video journalism skills, they undertake critical analyses of the editorial and ethical issues that pertain in the broadcast environment.


On satisfactory completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify a television news or current affairs story, research and prepare a brief
  2. shoot, interview, script and edit a television story
  3. undertake individual and group work and meet deadlines
  4. understand key ethical and legal issues and obligations associated with television reporting
  5. apply basic professional standards to production and presentation


Research television story and prepare a brief (500 words): 20%
Video news report (1 min): 30%
Video current affairs report (4 mins): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Philip Chubb

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week