Units of Study
MECO2601 - Radio Broadcasting
Semester 1, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Fiona R. Martin
Phone: +61 2 9036 5098
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.
1x400wd equivalent individual radio news writing and presentation exercise (20%), 1x2000wd equivalent live group radio production and documentation (40%), 1x2100wd critical listening and reflection journal (40%)
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
1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr workshop/week
12 junior credit points from MECO units
available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm)/BLaws and BSc (Media and Comm) students only
A timetable is not available for this session.
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