ALJ221 - Video Journalism

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Christopher Scanlon
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALJ319

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 (weeks 1–11)

Waurn Ponds: 1 x 4-hour on-campus seminar (weeks 01, 02, 06, 08, 09), 1 x 1-hour online seminar (weeks 3 and 7)

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour seminar per week and 1 x 1-hour independent online learning.

Content

Develop your visual storytelling skills to produce compelling content for broadcast, online or mobile media. Using a practice-based, hands-on approach, you will research, interview, script, record and edit video and sound to create engaging and inspiring visual content. You will learn to identify the kinds of stories that lend themselves to video treatment, be guided through the process of capturing and editing clips using industry-standard tools and practice your on-screen presentation skills. You will explore the rapidly changing landscape for video journalism, and the ethical and legal aspects of mobile video, as well as produce news and current affairs packages to build your professional portfolio.

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

Work collaboratively and cooperatively as part of a team to identify, research and present visually coherent, interesting and topical news and current affairs stories

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO8: Global Citizenship

ULO2

Conduct interviews and gather appropriate footage and research to produce compelling video news packages

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Script, present to camera and narrate information to a range of audiences in a way that demonstrates a clear understanding of the visual grammar and conventions of news and current affairs reporting

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO4

Work independently and collaboratively as part of a team to research and apply ethical and legal judgments associated with video journalism to all stages of the production process

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self Management

ULO5

Critically analyse and reflect on how contemporary political, economic, and technological changes are affecting video journalism as a story-telling medium

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO6

Create stories that demonstrate a clear understanding of the visual grammar and conventions of news and current affairs reporting

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

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 (Group) - Video shooting assignment 1200 words
or equivalent
40% Week 4
Assessment 2 - Pitching exercise 1200 words
or equivalent
20% Week 8
Assessment 3 - Video news package 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Week 12

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 ALJ221
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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