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Video Journalism (JOU367)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
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 video journalism They will write and produce stories as well as material suitable for the web and social media. They will also examine and practice aspects of 'on-camera' presentation.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Distinguish the roles of video journalism in the media landscape.
2. Produce video stories for the web, in that they can 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 DSLR Camera operation for video.
5. Work autonomously as a video journalist.
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours a week (10 weeks); seminars: 3 x 2 hours in the semester. (Dubai and Perth)
Workshops: 24 hours contact time plus online content. (KAPLAN)
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences In workshops you will learn the techniques and conventions of news camera work and non-linear video editing, as well as research and script writing. You will also need to make editorial decisions about your own work, including technical editing. In seminars, you 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 video journalism assignments in the community
Assessment Students will be assessed on assignments and several short, in-class assessments..
Prerequisites IDD129 Digital Media Skills (or MCC129 Introduction to Digital Media or MCC124 Photography and Digital Imaging or PHO124 Photography I); AND JOU104 Introduction to Journalism (or MCC104 Introduction to Journalism)
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MCC267 Photo and Video Journalism may not enrol in this unit for credit
Previously 2014: JOU267
2016: 'Photo and Video Journalism'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Journalism (BA) [New in 2014]
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.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Mia Brankov
Associate Lecturer in Journalism

e: Mia.Brankov@murdoch.edu.au
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Ms Mia Brankov
Associate Lecturer in Journalism

e: Mia.Brankov@murdoch.edu.au
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