Course Title: Advanced Television Journalism

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Television Journalism

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Jill Singer

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3295

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 9:4:53

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

COMM 1045 - Television Journalism

Course Description

This course builds on the skills learned in COMM 1045 (Television Journalism) by further developing your TV news reporting skills to prepare you for a career in television journalism.  You will also have the opportunity to produce and/or present live-to-air television news.

This course is designed to enable you to apply your academic learning to a contemporary workplace situation.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

1.  demonstrate the cognitive, research, analytical, critical thinking, communication and presentation skills required for undergraduate study and professional practice

2. be able to apply the ethics and regulations that govern modern media and communication practice

3. have the ability to recognise news and to apply critical thinking, analytical skills and ethical practice in the gathering and presentation of news within the context of the professional requirements and demands of the multi-media newsroom

4. have the professional skills to work in a converged, multi-media newsroom and the ability to adapt to future changes in newsroom practice

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to

- demonstrate the research, production and presentation skills necessary for successful television journalism careers

- compile and produce television news and current affairs items

- demonstrate your teamwork capabilities in the production of live-to-air news and currents affairs television.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will further develop the skills learned in Television Journalism in workshops and practical exercises, including filming on location. You will learn to use the latest technology to film and edit news stories and take part in producing and presenting live-to-air news.  Industry figures will be invited to give first-hand accounts of how major television networks gather and produce news bulletins.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning this course through our online systems. You will also be expected to watch a variety of television news and current affairs programs. Readings will be made available throughout the semester.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include news quizzes, cut news stories and/or voxpops and participation in Newsline.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
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