Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Mia Lindgren (semester 1); Mr Matt Mitchell (semester 2)


Previously coded JRM4902


This unit introduces the basic principles and practices for radio and video news reporting, including audio and video field recording, interviewing, scripting, editing and presentation in a critical analytical context. Students develop a series of stories working independently. The unitprovides students with skills in the construction of news reports and critical analysis of the characteristics of those reports. Students are encouraged to broadcast/distribute their reports in media/online outlets.


On satisfactory completion of this subject students will be able to

  1. identify, research , record, edit and broadcast radio news stories requiring location sound, interviews, script and presentation
  2. identify, research , record, edit and distribute online video news stories requiring location sound and image, interviews, script and presentation
  3. work independently and in groups to meet deadlines
  4. identify key ethical and legal parameters associated with radio and television reporting


Radio news reports (total 2-3 mins): 40%
TV news reports (total 2-3 mins): 40%
Online reflection statement (1000 words) and in-class seminar presentation: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Bill Birnbauer (semester 1)
Mr Matt Mitchell (semester 2)

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week