ALJ218 - Podcasting and Audio Journalism

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Christopher Scanlon
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Burwood: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Waurn Ponds: 1 x 7.5-hour on-campus seminar (weeks 01 , 06), 1 x 1-hour online seminar (weeks 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11)

Scheduled learning activities - online:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 (three) scheduled online workshops

Content

Discover the power of audio storytelling by researching, pitching, scripting, and producing your own news and current affairs podcast. Using a practice-based approach, you will be guided in using industry-standard tools and software to create a podcast or audio feature, while also developing the skills to pitch, promote, distribute and monetise your own audio content. You will also analyse the relevant media industries in
Australia to support you in effectively navigating your career.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Research a news and current affairs story

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO2 Interview, record and report a news and current affairs audio story

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO3

Write a strong narrative for a news and current affairs audio story

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO4

Pitch and promote story ideas for audio news and news feature stories

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Team Work

ULO5

Navigate the audio journalism landscape, including key institutional, regulatory and ethical frameworks and how the inform professional practices across cultures

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital Literacy

GLO5: Problem Solving

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - News Package 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Week 5
Assessment 2 (Group) - Pitching Exercise 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Week 8
Assessment 3 (Group) - Podcast/audio news feature package 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ALJ218
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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