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Area/Catalogue
COMM 2089

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163381

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

2018 timetable due for release in October.

Course aim

To further develop students’ ability to write for radio news and longer format broadcast stories.

Course content

Students will build on existing knowledge of broadcast writing and producing. Students will develop skills to edit news material using available software, compile new reports, apply industry standards to news writing, voice reporting, news production and news reading as well as knowledge of sourcing and interviewing techniques. They will identify and analyse key ethical and legal obligations associated with broadcast reporting both audio and video.

Textbooks

Phillips G, Lindgren M & Bishop R 2013, Australian Broadcast Journalism , 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, Australia

Alysen, B 2006, The Electronic Reporter: Broadcast Journalism in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2700 words equivalent 60% N/A
Project 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Comm, International Studies & Languages

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