University of Technology Sydney

54021 Narrative Multimedia Journalism

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): 54020 Stories from the Streets: Local Journalism, Social Media OR 58110 Introduction to Journalism
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 58111 Reporting with Sound and Image


In this subject, students explore academic and industry debates relating to the current digital news environment. These debates include identifying, targeting and integrating offline and online audiences, copyright in the digital space and its impact on practice, newsroom adaptation to multimedia journalism and silo breakdown. Students study and develop the skills to produce multimedia works, in narrative form, which includes elements of audio, online text, video and photojournalism. Students are required to explore and understand the latest trends in curating and packaging online news stories for online platforms. Additionally, students are encouraged to think about how to plan stories to suit social media platforms, with a focus on designing their stories for audience experience on the available platforms. Additional learning skills include the use of online news sourcing methods (including social media), understanding online audience consumption patterns, audience engagement strategies, and image analysis.

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