Radio Journalism

Course code CMNS2300Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Through a variety of assigned tasks and self-directed learning, students will develop and use research, interviewing and writing skills to prepare, record and edit a number of items for radio as well as online media. Students will develop a solid understanding of the ethical and legal obligations of journalism. Students intending to enrol in this course should be aware that technical proficiency in video and audio recording is required as these skills are assumed and not covered in depth during the course.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will have:
1. Further developed their knowledge and understanding of the role of journalism in society, in this case, specifically in radio journalism.
2. Demonstrate professional research, writing and production skills appropriate to professional radio journalism and its forms.
3. Develop skills in critical reflection on professional practice developed by studying, analysing and interpreting current professional media practice.
4. Develop professional communication skills as applicable to professional broadcast media including voice and presentation.
5. Skills to produce well-researched, effective and relevant radio interviews.
6 Apply Technical skills in digital recording and production skills to produce and present radio interviews, news stories and features.
ContentThis course covers professional practice in radio journalism. Topics will include:
1. An overview of broadcast journalism and the journalist's commitment to accuracy, fairness, impartiality and responsibility, particularly in a new media convergent world.
2. Radio journalism and its role in society including the radio journalist as a storyteller, interviewer, and information disseminator.
3. Writing for the spoken word and radio news.
4. Interviewing for radio using various technologies, and the use of the interview in forms of radio journalism.
5. Recording and producing interviews for radio and online.
6. Writing and producing radio news stories for a news bulletin, and presenting a radio news bulletin.
7. Using your voice to read radio news and narrate stories.
8. Researching, writing and producing radio news and features for broadcast and online.
Replacing Course(s)CMNS2060 - Media Interviews
TransitionStudents who have completed CMNS2060 cannot count CMNS2300. Students who failed CMNS2060 can enrol in CMNS2300.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCMNS1230, CMNS1090, CMNS1280, and/or CMNS1290
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction (equipment usage).
Compulsory Program ComponentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication and associated combined degree programs.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CMNS2300