Broadcast Journalism

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Broadcast Journalism

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Broadcasting, Journalism, Media and Journalism, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Enrolment in ABJS, ABJ, ABSC, ABSCB, ABM, ABMS or ABA (and associated double degrees) and 30 credit points (2 courses) of MST, JRN or STC subjects at 2nd year.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Students will explore the reporter's role in factual production across broadcast and electronic media. Topics covered will include research for audio visual media, writing for radio, television and online formats, interviewing techniques, script editing, developing talkback topics for radio, and principles of presenting for radio and television. As part of the process, students will be expected to undertake story design and conception, research, script editing, review and analysis. In this subject, we aim to provide students with a strong grounding in broadcast writing skills, as well as an appreciation of the multiple skills required by the convergence of television, radio, press and internet in the current media environment.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.