APG5135 - Video journalism - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Ms Alicia McMillan


Ms Alicia McMillan

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


The unit provides a detailed exploration of the production practices, resources, technologies and genres of Video Journalism, including broadcast and online modes. It develops the key performance practices of voice presentation and interviews, image and sound recording, editing and post-production. It critically considers the implications for journalists of different modes of audience engagement and editorial positioning, and covers news, current affairs, live reporting, online video journalism and feature/documentary video genres.


Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an ability to identify and research a story, conduct interviews and gather appropriate research and actuality material in the audiovisual media;
  2. demonstrate an ability to report in a clear, concise, accurate and engaging way using a variety of audiovisual elements and narrative conventions in a video environment;
  3. identify, observe key ethical and legal obligations associated with video journalism, and reflect critically on their own and others' performance in this regard;
  4. work independently and collaboratively in learning and production processes to produce video journalism;
  5. demonstrate an ability to set and meet deadlines, and report under pressure;
  6. demonstrate an awareness of local, national and international people and events relevant to current issues and media issues along with a critical awareness of the capacities, limitations and socio-professional implications of journalistic practices in audiovisual media.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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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