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Module Code - Title:

JM5082 - BROADCASTING AND MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM

Year Last Offered:

2018/9

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

3

Lab

0

Tutorial

2

Other

1

Private

9

Credits

9

Grading Type:

Prerequisite Modules:

JM5061

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

This module is being created to further develop the broadcast journalism and multimedia skills of students taking the Graduate Diploma/MA in Journalism, in light of feedback from industry and current and future employment prospects

Syllabus:

The module focuses on advanced broadcasting and multimedia, with a focus on researching, producing and presenting radio and multimedia packages. Practical classes focus on the development of skills for professional journalism practice for audio-based outputs and take place in a studio and in a dedicated newsroom. It focuses on scripting for radio packages, radio and television production, while editing, audio mixer operation, telephone recording procedures, computer-based editing and the operation of portable recording devices also play a central part of this module. Students take their webcasting skills achieved in Semester 1 (JM5xxx 'Introduction to Broadcast Journalism') to an advanced level and produce lengthy news packages and short radio documentaries. Students work in teams and produce news reports and packages for television. Students use a web-based multimedia content management system to broadcast work.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to Demonstrate an understanding and a knowledge of the complexities of working on the production desk, news studio and out on the field *Show an understanding of the concept of both national and regional radio stations in Ireland and their role in news and current affairs production *Compare and contrast the main elements of radio, television and multimedia journalism in Ireland *Demonstrate an understanding and a knowledge of web-based broadcast of journalistic material

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: *Demonstrate an ability to work in a news team - featuring on-air and production staff - and demonstrate an appreciation of the skills acquired and role played by each member of that team *Appreciate the ethical and legal issues associated with broadcast and web journalism *Display an appreciation of the production values of short form features and documentaries Teaching is in the form of lectures and tutorials in a dedicated newsroom and radio studio. Assessment is based on the practical production of lengthy news packages for the web and short radio documentaries. The students work in teams to prepare news reports, packages for television and reflections on learning

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

n/a

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

Teaching will be in the form of lectures and tutorials in a dedicated newsroom and radio studio. Assessment will be on the practical production of lengthy news packages for the web and short radio documentaries. The students will also work in teams to prepare news reports, packages for television and reflections on learning.

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Chantler, Paul and Harris, Sim (1994) Local Radio Journalism , London: Focal Press
Hudson, Gary and Rowlands, Sarah (2012) The Broadcast Journalism Handbook , Essex: Pearson
Kaempfer, Rick and Swanson, John (2004) The Radio Producer's Handbook , Allworth Press
McLeish, Robert (2005) Radio Production , London. Focal Press
Starkey, Guy and Crisell, Andrew (2009) Radio Journalism , Sage
Stewart, Peter (2010) Essential Radio Skills: How to present a radio show , UK: Bloomsbury

Other Relevant Texts:

Bowman, John (2011) 50 Years of RTE 1961-2011 , Dublin: Radio Teilifis Eireann
Bowman, John (2011) Window & Mirror - RTÉ Television: 1961-2011 , Cork: The Collins Press
Boyd, Andrew (2012) Broadcast Journalism: Techniques of Radio and Television News , Fifth edition. Oxford: Focal Press.
Bull, Andy (2010) Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide , London: Routledge
Horgan, John (2004) Broadcasting and Public Life: RTE News and Current Affairs 1926-1997 , Dublin: Four Courts Press
Hudson, Gary and Rowlands, Sarah (2012) The Broadcast Journalism Handbook , London: Pearson
Kern, Jonathan (2008) Audio Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production , Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Riley, Richard (2007) Audio Editing with Adobe Audition , London: PC Publishing

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

MAJOURTFC - Journalism

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Module Leader:

Generic PRS