Radio Broadcasting (MECO2601)


This unit of study provides an introduction to the theory and practice of radio production and broadcasting, with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. It combines a history of the medium and theoretical analysis of such concepts as news values and audiences, with a strong practical production component. Students will conceptualise, research, script, edit and present short radio pieces, individually and working in small groups. There is a major academic component of this unit that requires students to reflect critically on radio in theory and practice.

Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr workshop/week


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%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points from Media and Communications units



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.