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Completed Units:

Broadcast Research and Production

Unit outcomes:

  • Researching stories for radio and television.
  • Analysis of formats within each medium.
  • The role of researchers and producers.
  • Writing newsbreaks, breaking stories.
  • 30 second voiceovers for television news and current affairs.
  • Preparing research briefs.
  • Compilation of news and current affairs.
  • Structuring a bulletin.
  • Comparing commercial and non-commercial news.
  • Identifying target audiences.
  • Roles and responsibilities of production staff.
  • Producing television programs.
  • Story presentation for television.
  • Terminology and style guidelines.
News Reporting

Unit outcomes:

  • Source of news stories:
    • News rounds and contacts.
    • Media releases and contacts.
  • Freedom of Information Act.
  • Writing news sentences and introductions.
  • News styles – numbers, dates, spelling, punctuation, grammar.
  • Structure of news stories.
  • News interviews.
  • Reporting information.
  • Reporting speech.
  • Political and court reporting.
  • Council reporting.
  • Reporting from news releases.
  • Journalistic ethics.
  • News rounds.
  • The news conference.
Media Presentation

Unit outcomes:

  • Voice presentation skills.
  • Techniques for improving enunciation, pace and projection.
  • Developing a professional media persona.
  • Projecting the voice and conveying personality on radio.
  • Researching and understanding your content.
  • TV presentation skills.
  • Grooming, body language and facial expression.
  • Analysis of TV talent and role models.
  • On-camera techniques.
  • Writing, shaping and timing the script.
  • Presenting pieces to camera.
  • News and lifestyle – how they differ.
Radio Journalism

Unit outcomes:

  • Radio news, current affairs and features.
  • Writing for radio.
  • Writing radio news copy.
  • Voice development.
  • Developed interview skills.
  • Interviewing for news and interviewing for current affairs.
  • Familiarisation with portable and studio equipment.
  • Recording and using actuality.
  • Preparing and recording voice reports.
  • MiniDisc editing and dubbing.
  • Computer audio editing – ProTools LE.
  • Preparing carts from various sources.
  • Compiling a news bulletin.
  • Preparing air shifts.
  • Understanding radio demography.
  • Program planning and production.
  • Professional replay of programs.
Shorthand

Certificate course taken at the University of Technology Sydney. Please see Certificate section.

Television Journalism

Unit outcomes:

  • Writing for television news:
    • Scripting of news stories.
    • Writing links for stories.
    • Picture selection/shot lists.
  • On-camera presentation:
    • Stand ups.
    • Reversal questions.
    • Cutaways.
    • Studio presentation
    • Reading autocue
  • Interviewing for television.
  • Editing/post production.
  • Basic voice production.
  • Story research.
Feature Writing

Unit outcomes:

  • Magazine and newspaper styles.
  • Feature story leads.
  • Structure of feature stories.
  • Interviews for features.
  • Personality profiles.
  • Writing opinion.
  • Writing features for publication.
Professional Practice

Unit outcomes:

  • Professional conduct.
  • News judgement.
  • Practical grammar and punctuation.
  • Writing styles.
  • Ethics.
  • Current Affairs.
  • Major Australian news events and personalities.
  • Research skills.
Media Law

Unit outcomes:

  • The Common Law System.
  • Law of defamation.
  • Intellectual property – Copyright, Trademarks and Patents.
  • Confidentiality.
  • The Broadcasting Act.
  • Broadcasting standards and ‘Codes of Practice’.
  • Contempt of court and Parliament.
  • Media self-regulation – The Press Council.
  • The Federal Privacy Regime.
  • Trespass to land the Law of nuisance.
  • Anti-discrimination law.
Video Journalism

Unit outcomes:

  • Understanding of the new media environment with a focus on online video journalism.
  • Multiskilling techniques including:
    • Filming overlay sequences and interviews.
    • Recording sound.
    • Video Editing using Final Cut Pro.
    • Writing videojournalism scripts, specialising in short packages.
    • Presenting techniques, including pieces-to-camera and voiceovers.
Print Editing and Production

Unit outcomes:

  • Designing a page layout using templated typography and dimensions.
  • Importing copy and pictures into an InDesign template.
  • Copy fitting.
  • Writing headlines, intros and captions.
  • Selecting and inserting pull quotes.
  • Selecting, sizing and positioning picture illustrations.
  • Layout.
  • Correcting page proofs.
  • Electronic file management.
News Research and the Internet

Unit outcomes:

  • Web based tools for reporters.
  • Useful websites for reporters.
  • Learning to search and not surf.
  • Online pitfalls for reporters.
  • Traditional reporting resources on the internet.
  • New and emerging internet resources.
  • Evaluating website reliability.
  • Adopting efficient, online research routines.
  • News monitoring on the internet.
  • Awareness of media manipulation.
Photojournalism

Unit outcomes:

  • Single Lens Reflex Camera (film) operation and practice.
  • Editorial photography – theory and practice.
  • Introduction to visual literacy.
  • Questions of ethical practice.
  • Composition and lighting/flash.
  • Film types and digital cameras.
Career Planning/Job Seeking Skills

Unit outcomes:

  • Career goal setting.
  • Planning and decision-making.
  • Strategic job searching:
    • Networking.
    • Organisation research/exploration.
    • Self-organisation.
    • Self-marketing/presentation.
  • Resume preparation and presentation.
  • Letter writing.
  • Job interviews.
Sub-Editing

Unit outcomes:

  • Checking stories for accuracy.
  • Correcting grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Re-writing copy.
  • Writing headlines.
  • Writing introductions.
  • Writing captions.
  • Fitting copy to page layout.
  • Proof-reading.
  • Using the Internet as a research tool.
Public Relations

Unit outcomes:

  • Understanding of Australian public relations practice.
  • Pitching to Journalists.
  • Identifying publics.
  • Examples of public relations activities and programs.
  • Media relations.
  • Writing media releases.
  • Planning PR Campaigns.
  • Issues management.
  • Managing interviews.
Computer Layout and Design

Unit outcomes:

  • Enter and import text.
  • Character and paragraph formatting.
  • Creating and using styles.
  • Manipulating images.
  • Wrapping text.
  • Lines and colours.
  • Inserting and deleting pages.
  • Master pages.
Computer Studies

Unit outcomes:

  • Powerpoint
    • Create slide and presentations.
    • Add graphs, tables, pictures and word art.
    • Format and animate text.
    • Present a slide show.
    • Prepare notes and handouts.
    • Insert action buttons and hyperlinks.
  • Photoshop
    • Various selection methods.
    • Image retouching.
    • Colour.
    • Cloning to remove unwanted objects.
    • Cropping.
    • Contrast brightness and levels.
    • Image sharpening.
    • Changing image modes.
    • Layers and layer properties.
    • Resizing images for print.
Word Processing

Unit outcomes:

  • Creating, editing, saving and retrieving documents.
  • Formatting, moving and copying text and paragraphs.
  • Paragraph and text styles.
  • Headers and footers.
  • Searching, replacing and sorting text.
  • Creating newspaper columns.
  • Spelling and proof reading.
  • Inserting breaks, symbols.
  • Importing and manipulating graphics.
  • Designing newsletters.
  • Page setup and printing.
  • Mail merge.
  • Tables.
  • Styles.
Keyboarding

Unit outcomes:

  • Typing Speed: 75 words per minute
  • Accuracy: 100 percent.
  • Completed a course in Keyboarding.

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