ALJ330 - News Production Workshop 1

Unit details

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2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

From 2024
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Alison McAdam
Cohort rule:Nil

Students must have completed two level 2 ALJ coded units

Incompatible with: ALJ302, ALJ303
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:

1 x 3-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

Independent and collaborative online learning activities (3-hour per week equivalence)


Discover what it's like to produce journalistic stories for an online news website. You will be writing, producing, researching, interviewing and editing a number of your own stories that will showcase your knowledge of, and skills in, news writing, photojournalism, audience engagement and video. You will meet deadlines and discuss your work with fellow students in a newsroom-like environment. This capstone unit requires you to draw on the knowledge and skills you have been learning throughout your journalism studies and cement them by putting them into practice. You will leave this unit with a portfolio of work you can use to begin your career. You will also reflect on the newsgathering and production process.

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

Identify and research an audience for a digital news product

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO7: Teamwork


Work with others in a team to produce news stories to a professional standard in a variety of written, audio and visual formats

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork


Engage with community issues and social media tools for sourcing, reporting and promoting news stories

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving


Act responsibly, ethically and within legal frameworks when creating online content

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management


Reflect critically on professional practice to identify how that practice will contribute towards career goals

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 - Multimedia portfolio Part 1

2000 words
or equivalent
50% Week 7

Assessment 2 - Multimedia portfolio Part 2

1000 words or equivalent 20% Week 11

Assessment 3 - Reflective essay

1200 words 30% 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 ALJ330
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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