Radio Broadcasting (MECO2601)


This unit introduces students to the history, nature and contemporary status of radio. It examines the theory and practices of radio broadcasting and online delivery, with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. Practically, the unit offers students an introduction to radio presentation and production using professional digital audio recording and editing facilities. Students will also apply critical analytical approaches to reflection on on-air and online radio texts.

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Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr 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%)

Practical work

Students are encouraged to join the University of Sydney Radio Society. This unit will involve substantial media production project work outside of class time.

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 junior credit points from Media and Communications



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