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MECO6924: Television and Video Journalism

2023 unit information

This unit will give students a grounding in reporting for Television Journalism as well as Video for online publication from the idea to final story. Students will learn how to record video using professional standard equipment. Students will also learn how to script and edit sound and vision for Television reporting packages. Students will learn about production planning - including multi-camera Television Studio operations - as well as the ethical and legal considerations which underpin current multimedia and convergent working environments.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Media and Communications

Code MECO6924
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of what is required to produce television and video packages of broadcast quality with the following technical skills: operating a camera; presenting to camera; video and audio editing
  • LO2. display sound editorial judgment and professional, journalistic writing skills
  • LO3. express a thorough understanding of news values
  • LO4. communicate news in an engaging and creative way
  • LO5. demonstrate an awareness of the role of visual journalism in a convergent production environment.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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