Broadcast Journalism

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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Course Description

About this unit

This unit in Broadcast Journalism encourages students to develop their practical skills and explore the process of creating a news broadcast from start to finish.

The unit, provided online by Griffith University and Open Universities Australia, covers a variety of topics: from the more technical details of camera and sound, to the vocational settings of the studio and newsroom. Additionally, there are more academic topics, including the history of broadcast journalism.

This unit is designed for third year undergraduate students, building upon the knowledge gained in previous journalism and media units, and focuses on the more advanced aspects of presentation, production, problem solving, and critical evaluation in media productions.

It is a practical course assessed by three short assignments and one extended project.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following units:

  • News Writing and Ethics, Griffith University
  • Media Law, Griffith University

To complete assignments in this unit, you will need access to a computer with broadband internet, a webcam, and microphone.

Areas of study

In this Broadcast Journalism unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to broadcast journalism
  • Getting the basics down (news packaging, interviewing, writing, formatting, presenting your script)
  • Production project (recording audio and video)
  • Putting it all together (editing)
  • Legal issues
  • Online news

Course pathways

This unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Communication, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit would be extremely beneficial for any students interested in journalism, media studies, marketing, communication studies, education, politics, public relations, business studies or English language, as well as anyone looking to improve their skills in communication and teamwork.

Students seeking careers in the fields of journalism, media production, writing, editing, technical media, consultancy, publishing, or online or television broadcasting may find this module particularly helpful.

This unit in Broadcast Journalism is designed to equip you with the following skills:

  • Understanding of a variety of different research methods, from web research to chasing contacts
  • Ability to research and develop concise reports for news and current affairs
  • Ability to create effective pieces of media and present information in a logical flow for an effective argument
  • Understanding of the various media of broadcast journalism, and awareness of day-to-day work environments, such as television studios and newsrooms
  • Thorough understanding of written and presented journalistic practices, along with awareness of the differing legal and ethical implications and constraints of these practices
  • Ability to record and edit audio and video content with basic AV and IT equipment

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Broadcast Journalism from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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