Course Description

Course Name

Multimedia Journalism

Session: VLNF3421

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Assessment: news story sourced from Twitter and an associated tweet (250 words) [30%]; essay on multimedia journalism (2000 words) [30%]; individual video news report (3 min.) [30%], group video news package (10 min.) [10%]
Multimedia journalism is the prime source of up-to-date information about current events in the modern world. This module builds on students? prior analysis of print journalism and enables them to re-examine journalistic techniques within the multi-skilled culture of multimedia journalism. The rapid development of new technologies for the creation and distribution of sound, graphics and images has dramatically changed the scale, scope and structure of the news, television and radio industries. While satellite, cable, digital and the web carry an expanding range of broadcast outlets, many have a common core of programming, presenting news, current affairs, documentaries and feature formats. Journalism and News Media students will therefore study how these journalistic cultures of convergence can be theorised.

*Course content subject to change