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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

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


18 Junior credit points from Media and Communications units



Additional Information

Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only

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.