Advanced Multi Media Journalism

Subject JOUR90008 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 Hours (12 X 2.5 Hours)
Total Time Commitment:

120 Hours


For students in the 200 point program, JOUR90005 Journalism Futures (to be renamed Video and Audio Journalism) and JOUR90001 Researching and Writing Stories must be taken previously.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Students in the 150 and 100 point program who do not have video and audio journalism experience are recommended to take JOUR90005 Video and Audio Journalism (previously Journalism Futures) before attempting this unit.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Subject Overview:

This subject builds on basic video and audio journalism skills and takes them to an advanced level, with an emphasis on video and audio reporting under tight deadline conditions in newsroom environments, the production and repurposing of video and audio journalism for new and emerging delivery platforms and longer-form video and audio current affairs reporting.


Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to:

  • Demonstrate journalistic skills in the forms of video and audio reporting outlined above.
  • Write scripts and introductions to a high standard for the forms of video and audio reporting outlined above.
  • Work efficiently in teams and newsroom environments to produce high quality video and audio reports.
  • Demonstrate editing and production skills in the forms of video and audio reporting outlined above.
  • Produce news and current affairs reports for a range of new media delivery platforms such as mobile phones, You Tube and blogs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to “repurpose” video and audio news and current affairs reports for several non broadcast platforms.
  • Website demonstrating use of multimedia to enhance journalistic story telling , equivalent to 4,000 words, due in the examination period (80%)
  • a short essay (1,000 words) reflecting on practice, due in the examination period (20%)
Prescribed Texts:

A subject reader will be made available, and key examples of video and audio journalism made available through the LMS.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level ability to analyse writing techniques and affects
  • High level ability to express thoughts, ideas and observations in accessible written English
  • High level ability to communicate using multimedia
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Journalism
150 Point Master of Journalism
200 Point Master of Journalism

Download PDF version.