University of Technology Sydney

52644 Visual 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


In this subject, students gain essential skills in visual storytelling and explore the practical, critical and theoretical aspects of contemporary digital journalism. Students learn about historical developments in the practice of visual storytelling by tracing the shift from mobile journalism to social media video, and short to long form video reporting, including online documentary. Students develop key skills in filming, editing and post-production; learn about journalism’s use of emergent technologies such as augmented-reality, drones and satellites; and learn narrative construction in visual media. How subtext and meaning are created in the digital and moving image are also explored in the context of debates about the ethical responsibilities of digital journalists, particularly when reporting on diverse communities.

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