Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code JRNL102
Subject Name Multimedia Reporting and Production
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites JRNL101
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Digital Artefact 30% Digital Artefact 50% Simulated Professional Task 20%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr practical per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Jennifer Macey
Steinar Ellingsen
Zoe Taylor
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Siobhan McHugh
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
Convergent Digital Journalism takes the writing and reporting skills learned in JRNL101 Media Storytelling and Reporting (1) and develops them with a focus on new convergent digital technologies. The subject will explore the multiple styles of digital storytelling that are currently adopted by journalists and professional writers. The subject will particularly focus on social media, web-based digital programs and an introduction to timeline-based editing for multimedia audio-visual reporting. Students will develop a series of web-based pieces of work and develop a deeper understanding of web-based design and presentation of story packages.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. identify the multiple styles of digital storytelling that are currently adopted by journalists and professional writers
2. identify the diverse ways social media is used for journalistic storytelling
3. complete simple timeline-based editing for multimedia audio-visual reporting
4. produce web-based story packages of audio-visual journalism
5. identify and analyse the ethical and legal issues in audio visual and social media reporting

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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