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This subject builds on basic video and audio journalism skills and takes them to an advanced level, with an emphasis on video and audio reporting across multimedia platforms under tight deadline conditions in newsroom environments, for news and longer-form broadcast and multimedia current affairs reporting.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have a developed sense of what constitutes broadcast news and current affairs stories;
- be able to compile, script, file and webcast a news or current affairs story, using video and audio tools;
- be able to apply high level research and fact-checking skills to investigate news stories;
- have developed practical skills of shooting, recording, editing and filing news and current affairs stories using digital camera and sound equipment and editing software;
- have developed expertise in interviews, on-camera presentation, and voicing scripts; and
- demonstrate a high-level of narrative storytelling and written and oral communication skills across news and current affairs and online video reporting.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- High level ability to analyse writing techniques and affects;
- High level ability to express thoughts, ideas and observations in accessible written English; and
- High level ability to communicate using multimedia.
Last updated: 2 December 2019