Broadcast News Reporting

JOU20004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


37.5 credit points



Aims and objectives

Broadcast News Reporting introduces students to current ideas and skills used in video and audio-based journalism. Students will learn about how the broadcast news industry operates in today’s digital media environment and what role they can play in it. It also develops students’ audio and video news reporting skills by using industry equipment and software.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
1. Critically analyse the main concepts of broadcast news reporting and their role in the production of audio and video stories.
2. Critically analyse the broadcast journalism industry and its role in the current media landscape.
3. Evaluate and apply journalistic skills to produce audio and video news reports.
4. Evaluate and apply equipment operation and editing skills to produce audio and video news reports.
5. Produce broadcast news content for online publication.


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