Module title: Radio Bulletins

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: JAC11135
Module leader: Aleksandar Kocic
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Aleksandar Kocic
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
The module will be delivered by a combination of lecture, tutorial and supported individual learning and directed study as appropriate. Lectures will develop the student’s understanding and learning of radio journalism (LO 3, 5). During workshops in the radio newsroom and radio studio – constructed to industry standard in compliance with Broadcasting Journalism Training Council (BJTC) requirements - students will learn to research, set up, record and edit (LO 1, 2, 3) radio news packages. In these groups students will work individually and collaboratively and benefit from peer-to-peer support and teaching. Workshops will teach the practical skills needed to construct news bulletins for both radio and audio content for online (LO 4). Students will also critically reflect on radio and online Journalism (LO 3,4,5).

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
By encouraging peer-to-peer teaching, the approach will develop employability skills and lifelong learning. During the semester guest lecturers from industry will advise students on the marketplace and to whom students will be encouraged to show their final assessment. Students will be expected to critically assess and reflect on the UK news gathering agenda and supported to become reflective practitioners.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Students will receive formative assessments throughout the module, informing the four summative assessments. Assessment one (20%) requires students to produce a 3 min audio podcast for an online news site. (LOs 1,2) Assessment two (30%) requires students to radio package 2 – 3 mins in length (find a story, research, interview, edit, write and record voice over) (LOs 1,2,3). Assessment three (30%) is a group mark based on an assessed radio newsday. Groups of students have to produce and present two 8 minute radio bulletins during the day (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4). Assessment four (20%) Reflective Es

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 20 1,2 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 30 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Other 30 1,2,3,4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Essay 20 3,4,5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will enable students to realise stories and ideas through to completion of audio packages – for broadcast and online. Students will research stories and find contributors, record on location and understand the processes and paperwork required of a broadcast journalist including risk assessment and interview techniques. Students will be taught to use audio recorders, scripting, interview techniques and editing. There will also be voice coaching and presentation training essential for all broadcast journalists. This module will introduce students to terminology used in specific broadcast environments and students will expand their critical understanding of radio news values and agendas.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Originate, research and write stories for a radio audience.
LO2: Develop and produce audio content to a professional technical standard.
LO3: Critically evaluate and show awareness of professional national and local radio.
LO4: Work effectively in groups to produce bulletins for radio and online.
LO5: Engage in a critical dialogue about developments in the UK news culture and how the internet is having an impact on audiences and audio content.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
JAC11135 Radio Bulletins