Units of Study

MECO2601 - Radio Broadcasting

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona R. Martin

Description

This unit is designed to introduce students to the history, nature and contemporary status of radio. It specifically considers such concepts as news values and the role of the Internet in audio broadcasts. Students will also apply critical analytical approaches to radio and online broadcast texts. Practically, the unit offers an introduction to radio presentation and production, using professional quality digital audio recording and editing facilities.

Assessments

1x500wd equivalent radio news writing and presentation exercise (20%), 1x2500wd equivalent live group radio production and documentation (40%), 1x2000wd listening and reflection journal (30%), participation (10%)

Textbooks

Phillips, G and Lindgren, M (2002) Australian Broadcasting Journalism Manual, 2nd edn., Oxford University Press
It is also recommended that students purchase a reader from the Copy Centre

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/week and 1x2-hr workshop/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of MECO units

Prohibitions

MECO2001

Additional Information

available to BA (Media and Comm) and BSc (Media and Comm) students only

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