University of Technology Sydney

52643 Sound Journalism

Requisite(s): 8 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10046 Journalism Major OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09478 48cp Journalism Major OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09486 48cp Journalism Major
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 50818 Podcasting AND 54022 Digging Deeper: Current Affairs and Longer-form Journalism


This subject brings together a range of contemporary disciplines within audio journalism to develop students’ skills in sound communication. Core theories and approaches from sound production are combined with contemporary discourses from podcasting to familiarise students with the genres of audio journalism used in multimedia newsrooms and by audio broadcasters. Exploring a variety of case studies in journalism podcasting, students are introduced to narrative techniques in the audio genre and the principles of sound design as a journalistic tool. With an emphasis on quality communication, this subject explores the modes and practices of sound production, sound design, journalism and reporting and further develops students’ skills in audio producing, radio presenting, radio interview skills and audio production design.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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