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Video Journalism (COM301)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Students will be exposed to the challenge of using moving images to tell real stories. Students will learn the conventions and techniques employed in videojournalism They will write and produce stories suitable for the web and social media.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Distinguish the roles of videojournalism in the media landscape.
2. Produce video stories for the web, in that they can apply editorial judgement to research, shoot, write and cut material for video packages.
3. Select and present stories appropriate for video production.
4. Demonstrate basic technical proficiency in non-linear video editing and video capturing.
5 Work autonomously as a video journalist.
6 Distinguish the role of drones in journalism from safety and practical aspects.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 1.5 hours a week (10 weeks); seminars: 4 x 2 hours in the semester.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences In workshops students will learn the techniques and conventions of news camera work and non-linear video editing, as well as research and script writing. They will also need to make editorial decisions about their own work, including technical editing. In seminars, they will discuss the theories, the function and the impact of the moving visual image in news and current affairs. This unit mixes research, discussions and practical exercises in the learning process.
Other Learning Experiences Practical videojournalism assignments in the community
Assessment Students will be assessed on assignments and several short, in-class assessments.
Prerequisites COM109/ IDD129 Digital Media Skills (or IDD129/ MCC129 Introduction to Digital Media or MCC124 Photography and Digital Imaging or PHO124 Photography I); AND COM104 Digital Newsgathering and Reporting OR JOU104 Introduction to Journalism (or MCC104 Introduction to Journalism)
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MCC267 Photo and Video Journalism OR JOU367 Video Journalism may not enrol in this unit for credit
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Journalism (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Mrs Tiffany Fox
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e: tiffany.fox@murdoch.edu.au
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