Core Module Information
Module title: Mobile Journalism

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

Module code: JAC07124
Module leader: Miranda Hurst
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 is designed to give you the skills you need to create multimedia content using smartphones and tablets as newsgathering devices. This is a practical module which follows the growing industry practice of mobile journalism (MoJo). We will explore the opportunities in using phones as "all-in-one" devices capable of recording audio and video, and editing content. Module content will include:1. Introduction to Mobile Journalism and how it is used in fast-changing media industries2. Recording and editing audio on mobile devices3. Using smartphones to film in visual sequences4. Techniques of audio and video storytelling and effective editing on mobiles.5. Understanding different broadcasting techniques including writing to pictures, using natural sound, scripting and voicing.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Produce audio and video material using smartphones as newsgathering tools.

LO2: Develop an understanding of broadcast techniques including writing to pictures, using natural sound, scripting and voicing.

LO3: Understand and apply simple visual and audio storytelling techniques.

LO4: Record and edit journalistic multimedia content using mobile apps.

LO5: Understand and analyse the growing role of mobile journalism in the media industries.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Miranda Hurst
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
Project - Practical 30 1~2~3~4 WEEK 7 , WORDS= 1'30" + IN
Project - Practical 30 1~2~3~4 WEEK 11 HOURS= 1'30" + IN
Essay 40 2~5 Week 13 , WORDS= 1500 words
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Mobile Journalism