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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit



Dr Nasya Bahfen



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit explores long-form journalism in radio and video formats in broadcast and online environments. Students will develop a story idea through to full production for broadcast and/or webcast using in-depth journalistic and creative practices in radio or video. Students work independently and collaboratively during the production. They produce a critical evaluation of their own and others productions and supply constructive feedback to their peers. This unit presumes students have competency with a range of audio and video recording equipment and editing software.


Upon satisfactory completion of this unit students will:

  1. have developed advanced research, story planning and production skills in production of an audio/visual online documentary of professional broadcast standards
  2. have demonstrable expertise in using audiovisual technologies for production of documentary and features
  3. have demonstrable expertise in sustained research, interviewing and composition skills
  4. understand and observe ethical and legal obligations associated with the production of long-form journalism
  5. be able to critically reflect on their and others performance during the production process
  6. be able to critically reflect on and analyse the genre of long-form journalism
  7. work independently and collaboratively in learning and production processes


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Off-campus attendance requirements

Distance Education students are expected to spend 12 hours per week across semester for this unit. All materials made available to on-campus students will be circulated electronically to DE students using moodle and on and off-campus students will be integrated in online discussion groups for presentation of all assessment tasks.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. As this is a third-year level unit, it is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two second-year level units in Journalism practice.