- This Unit is structured using Lectures, Tutorial/Radio Lab/Studio Workshops and Discussion Sessions. There will be 13 lectures starting from Week 1. Workshops start in Week 2. It is a requirement that an appropriate number of radio/audio programs be included as sources in scholarly reflections for assessments 1 and 2 and referenced accordingly in reference lists. These programs will form part of lectures and workshops, or be suggested for homework listening. Thus you should aim not to miss lectures or workshops. Please inform the Tutor/Lecturer if you cannot attend for any reason. Lectures may be listened to on Echo Lecture however some program audio will not be available here due to copyright restrictions.
- There are 2-hour weekly tutorial and/or technical workshop sessions. You are required to attend all tutorials and workshops. As participation in the process of learning is linked to and underpins the unit Learning Outcomes, you will need to either apply for Disruptions to Studies to cover any missed tutorial/workshop (if the disruption is greater than three consecutive days) or supply appropriate documentation to your unit convenor for any missed tutorial/workshop (if less than three consecutive days).
iLearn is a major component of this unit. Please refer to iLearn on a weekly basis and undertake the readings and activities and participate in discussions. It is very important to check announcements on iLearn regularly. If there are any changes to assessments, notifications will be made via iLearn "announcements" so it is the responsibility of every student to keep themselves informed.
You will be assessed on a series of small individual and larger group assignments including overall participation and performance in a set of roles.
A live 3-hour Magazine Radio Show broadcast on 2SER will be the major outcome of this unit.
Details of the show: The show and overall project will have a theme and each student will have a role to play in it. Each tutorial class will be producing one live-to-air program for the radio to be broadcast on 2SER in Week 13 or Week 14 (TBA). All students must contribute to their program, and take on specific responsibilities in various selected roles. These roles are to be determined in consultation with tutor and divided up between class members a number of weeks prior to the final broadcast. Students' performance in their roles (as presenters, producers, panel op, audio production, online producers etc) will be assessed in addition to the pre-produced segments which comprise the main content of the live magazine style program. NB: Not all features will be selected for live broadcast, but all features (if meeting quality guidelines for 2SER) will be available as podcasts via 2SER's webpages.
All students must be available for the final broadcast on their designated day and organise, in advance if necessary, to be there for the full duration of this 'event'. Students will also need to attend rehearsals and final pre-production in the lead up to the show.
All written material should be submitted via iLearn and Turnitin, typed. A cover sheet is not required. However, you must include the following information: student name and number, unit title, assignment title, name of tutor/lecturer. All quotes from published material should be clearly annotated and acknowledged. Use a referencing system and be consistent with format. Transfer all completed audio files to Radio Lab workstation (class folder) prior to class or at deadline - see Peter Ring for updated details. NB: deadlines are not negotiable unless a substantial mitigating reason or medical certificate can be provided to your Tutor/Convenor. If in doubt contact your tutor.
Any assignment handed in late will incur a penalty of 10% deduction of marks for every day that it remains not submitted unless Disruptions to Studies (including a request for an extension) is approved.
You will be required to purchase:
1) Textbook: Phillips, Gail, Mia Lindgren and Russell Bishop. 2013. The Australian Broadcast Journalism Manual. 3rd Edition, South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (copies in Co-op bookshop).
2) One set of reasonable quality semi-open or closed headphones (compulsory for each student, due to Health & Safety regulations). You will have these if you already completed MAS206.
Some other recommended readings (mostly available in the library). Students should draw on at least two sources for their reflection for Assessment 1 and 2 (as per Assessment Documentation Requirements on iLearn. One of the references should be the text book and one can be a podcast or radio program.
Abel, Jessica. 2015. Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio. Penguin Random House.
Ahern, Steve. Making Radio. Allen and Unwin. Latest Edition in Co-Op and Library.
Alten, Stanley. Audio in Media. Belmont CA: Most recent edition is best. (Should be in the library.) The bible of audio production for those really serious about sound.
Atton, Chris (Ed). The Routledge companion to alternative and community media
Barnard, Stephen. Studying Radio. New York: 2000
Beaman, Jim. Programme making for radio. London & NY: 2006
Beaman, Jim. Interviewing for Radio. London & NY: 2012
Biewen, John. Reality radio: telling true stories in sound, Durham, 2010 plus new edition as ebook.
Bonini, Tiziano; Monclus, Belen. Eds. Radio audiences and participation in the age of network society, New York, NY, 2015
Burns, Maureen et al. Histories of public Service Broadcasters on the web, New York: 2011
Chantler, Paul & Stewart, Peter. Basic Radio Journalism. 2003
Chignell, Hugh. Key Concepts in Radio Studies. Sage: 2009
Chignell, Hugh. Public Issue Radio: Talks, News and Current Affairs in the Twentieth Century: 2011
Crisell, Andrew & Guy Starkey. Radio Journalism, London: 2009
Crisell, Andrew. Ed. Radio (3 Vols). London 2009
Crook, Tim. The Sound Handbook. London. Routledge 2012
Dubber, Andrew. Radio in the Digital Age, Polity, London: 2013
Emm, Adèle. Researching for the media: television, radio and journalism, London; New York 2014. Online resource.
Fleming, Carole. The Radio Handbook. London: 2010
Frangi, Anthony. Radio toolbox: everything you need to get started in broadcasting. Palgrave Macmillan 2012.
Geller, Valerie. Beyond Powerful radio: a communicator's guide to the Internet age. Belmont CA: 2006.
Griffen-Foley, Bridget. Changing Stations: The story of Australian Commercial Radio, Sydney: 2009
Hendy, David. Radio in the Global Age. Cambridge: 2000.
Hicks, Wynford. English for Journalists. London & New York, 2nd Edition 2003.
Keith, Michael. The Radio Station. London: Focal Press, 2000
Keeble, Richard. Ethics for Journalists. London & New York, 2001
Kern, Jonathon. Sound Reporting: the NPR Guide to audio journalism and production, Chicago: 2008
Kramer, Mark & Wendy Call (Eds). Telling True Stories, NY: 2007
*Lingren, Mia, and Philips,Gail. Australian Broadcast Journalism. 3rd Ed. Oxford Uni Press: 2013. In Co-Op and Library
Loviglio, Jason & Hilmes, Michele (Eds) Radio's New Wave: Global Sound in the Digital Age, Routledge: 2013.
McLeish, Robert. Radio Production, 4th Edition, Oxford: 1999
Shingler & Wieringa. On Air: Methods and Meanings of Radio. London: 1998.
Squier, Susan. Ed. Communities of the air. London: 2003
Starkey, Guy. Radio in context. London: 2004
Street, Sean, The Poetry of Radio, the Colour of Sound. London, New York, 2011.
Talbot-Smith, Michael. Sound Assistance. London: 1999
Turner, Graeme. 'Politics, Radio and Journalism in Australia', in Journalism, Vol 10, no 4, August 2009
Journals of relevance (in library/electronic available):
The Radio Journal: international studies in broadcast and audio media, (UK/international).
Journal of Radio and Audio Media, (USA)
Australian Journalism Review (articles on all kinds of journalism)
Radiodoc Review: http://ro.uow.edu.au/rdr/ online journal reviewing documentary radio/audio (international)
NB: Other Readings may be distributed in class, or uploaded to iLearn, or URL/Library link provided.
New podcasts are popping up all the time. Some good ones are:
Australian: ABC has quite a few: try 'Earshot', 'This is About', 'The Real Thing' (a former student is behind this show), 'Trace', What Keeps Me Awake, Background Briefing, Conversations, Download this Show, Science Vs; Off Track...
Also see https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/dec/30/true-comedy-and-the-g-spot-the-best-australian-podcast-episodes-of-2016
Community radio: fbi's All The Best is very much the model for our features. 2Ser also has some great podcasts, try its recent Just Words.
International: From USA: Radiotopia; Serial; S-Town; This American Life; Freakonomics; Radiolab; Out on the Wire; Benjamin Walker's Theory of Everything; Story Club; StoryCorps; radio rookies; The Truth; She Does; Handpicked Mix; Another Round; Chat 10 Looks 3; Documentary on One; The New Yorker Radio Hour; HowSound; From Our Own Correspondent; Third Coast International Audio Festival; Home of the Brave; The Heart; Love + Radio; Death, Sex & Money; 99% Invisible. Also try The Kitchen Sisters programs/projects (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva are award winning producers based in USA): http://www.kitchensisters.org
UK: BBC Documentaries; Between the Ears; Intrigue: Murder in the Lucky Hotel; and many more via the BBC. Also check out Hackney Hear podcasts, and from the makers of Hackney Hear(Francesca Panetta) the latest audio documentaries from The Guardian (UK) eg The Story : https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-story
Web radios and audio sites of interest:
Arte-Radio (in French: radio arm of European cultural channel) http://www.arteradio.com/
American Public Radio works http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/
Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.abc.net.au
ABC Editorial policies http://www.abc.net.au/corp/pubs/edpols.htm
ABC Triple J: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/
ABC Radio Eye (Features & Docs) http://www.abc.net.au/rn/radioeye/
ABC Correspondents Report ABC http://www.abc.net.au/
ABC Earshot (main ABC features and documentaries program)http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/earshot/
ABC RN: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/?WT.svl=listen
ABC Local Radio: http://www.abc.net.au/sydney/?WT.svl=local0
All the Best (from fbi, SYN 4ZZZ) storytelling and short docos
Australian Communications and Media Authority http://www.acma.gov.au
BBC (UK) radios http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/
ABC Newsradio: http://www.abc.net.au/newsradio/?WT.svl=listen
http://www.birst.co.uk/ (University web radio in UK)
Commercial Radio Australia http://www.commercialradio.com.au
Community Broadcasters Association http://www.cbaa.org.au
Community Media Forum Europe http://www.freie-radios.at/cmfe/index.php
The Heard - a collection of independent podcast producers http://www.theheardradio.com/#who
Kitchen Sisters programs/projects (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva are award winning producers based in USA, make for NPR etc. http://www.kitchensisters.org
NPR Interns radio http://www.npr.org/about/nextgen/content/
National Public Radio (USA): http:///www.npr.org
New Radio and Performing Arts: http://new-radio.org/
Radio Lab (much more than a science radio show - highly recommended for its creative approach) http://www.radiolab.org/
Radioinfo http://www.radioinfo.com.au (subscribe to keep in touch with latest jobs etc in Australia)
Radio Australia http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/
Radiotopia https://www.radiotopia.fm/ curated set of podcasts, USA
Resonance FM http://resonancefm.com/
SBS Radio http://www9.sbs.com.au/radio
Serial podcast cult podcast based on re-examination of murder case http://serialpodcast.org
Sirius satellite radio http://www.sirius.com/
Sound Portraits: archive of radio documentaries (USA) http://soundportraits.org/
SYN http://syn.org.au community station, based in Melbourne, under 25s
Third Coast Radio festival http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/
This American Life show http://www.thislife.org/
Transom: a showcase & workshop for new public radio (useful to students): http://www.transom.org/
UBU Web radio http://www.ubu.com/sound/radio_radio/index.html
UN Radio http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/
Hearing Voices USA "best of Public radio" Hearing Voices http://www.hearingvoices.com/ and http://www.prx.org/series/732-hearing-voices
The Wire http://www.thewire.org.au/
WNYC New York public radio station with live performance space http://www.wnyc.org/
World Radio Network: http://www.wrn.com
World Service (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio
Student radio sites, radio/journalism competitions and radio resources for learning:
ABC Editorial Policies http://www.abc.net.au/corp/pubs/edpols.htm
ABC Careers http://www.abc.net.au/careers/
BBC Academy Podcast: Your guide to everything from editorial and craft skills to taking your next step in the industry. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pc9zz/episodes/downloads
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01cvlqt (using smart phones for audio journalism)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/production/online/project-management/article/art20130702112135279 (creating a digital team for broadcasters)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/production/radio/presenting (radio presentation)
BBC Schools Radio Journalism http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/school_report/5275764.stm
Bournemouth University, UK http://www.birst.co.uk/
Deutsche Welle http://www.dw-world.de/dw/0,2692,12276,00.html
Goldsmiths Creative Radio http://www.ma-radio.gold.ac.uk/mp3audio1.htm
Griffith University, http://livewirez.wordpress.com/
Ira Glass on storytelling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7KQ4vkiNUk&feature=related
http://nextrad.io/ NExt radio - future of radio
Online radio journalism tute (USA) http://www.newscript.com/
NPR Interns http://www.npr.org/about/nextgen/internedition/spring08/blog/?page_id=251
Reporters sans frontiers http://www.rsf.org/spip.php?page=rubrique&id_rubrique=280
SALT Institute (USA) http://www.salt.edu/
Young Journo Awards http://www.youngjournalistawards.org.au/
Reuters Handbook of Journalism: http://handbook.reuters.com/index.php/Main_Page
Real time world stats http://www.worldometers.info/
Tasks 10% or less. No extensions will be granted. Students who have not submitted the task prior to the deadline will be awarded a mark of 0 for the task, except for cases in which an application for Disruption to Studies is made and approved.
Tasks above 10%. Students who submit late work without an extension will receive a penalty of 10% per day. This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for Disruption to Studies is made and approved.
MMCCS website https://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/faculties_and_departments/faculty_of_arts/department_of_media_music_communication_and_cultural_studies/
MMCCS Session Re-mark Application http://www.mq.edu.au/pubstatic/public/download/?id=167914
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