Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Broadcast Journalism

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: JAC07115
Module leader: Aleksandar Kocic
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will introduce you to all aspects of reporting for broadcast media. This will include an understanding of the workflow within broadcast newsrooms and the editorial and logistical challenges of newsgathering. You will watch, listen to and analyse different examples of professional broadcast journalism. You will also learn the principles of writing for the ear and writing to picture. These are very different skills to writing for print. The module will involve researching and writing stories for broadcast to deadlines, by using agency copy or originally sourced material.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Apply news values - news criteria which determine how much prominence a news story is given by a media outlet, and the attention it is given by the audience - to broadcast journalism.

LO2: Evaluate newsgathering practices in radio and television.

LO3: Demonstrate your understanding of script writing and story structure.

LO4: Research and show understanding of the contemporary broadcast journalism industry in the UK.

LO5: Generate and develop journalism ideas into broadcast stories.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Aleksandar Kocic
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1~2~4 6 , WORDS= 1500
Portfolio 60 1~2~3~4~5 12 , WORDS= 500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
JAC07115 Introduction to Broadcast journalism