Principles and Practice of Convergent Journalism II - JOUR5010

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This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


The culture of British television journalism, its history and development. Use of cameras, editing equipment and television studio production facilities. Team working in television production. Advanced use of print design software, image manipulation software and print production facilities. Advanced techniques in radio news programme production. Advanced techniques in multimedia journalism production. How social media and reader interactivity is changing journalism and the legal, ethical, technical and editorial implications.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 96
Private Study Hours: 354
Total Study Hours: 450


BA (Hons) Journalism – compulsory module

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Blog Postings – 10%
News Conference Pitches – 10%
TV Assessment 1 – 20%
Print Assessment 2 – 20%
Radio Assessment 3 – 20%
Online Assessment 4 – 20%

Reassessment methods

100% coursework

Indicative reading

Geller V (2007), Creating Powerful Radio, Focal Press
Holland P, The Television Handbook, 2nd ed, Routledge
Hudson G and Rowlands S (2007), The Broadcast Journalism Handbook, Pearson Education
Ray V (2003), The Television News Handbook: An insider's guide to being a great broadcast journalist, Macmillan
Reeves, I (2014) The Newspapers Handbook 5th Ed, Routledge
Yorke I and Alexander R (2007), Television News, 4th ed, Focal Press
Zappaterra, Yolanda (2007) Editorial Design, Laurence King Publishing

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Understand complex processes, principles and skills involved in the professional production of news content for radio, television, print and
online platforms
2. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the concept and nature of television and radio news, how they differ from other media in their
production processes and narrative grammar
3. Deploy advanced production techniques in recording, editing and distributing content for broadcast, in print and online
4. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of how print and broadcast techniques are being adapted and combined in an online environment
5. Use a range of online tools for journalistic research and reporting

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Deploy advanced communication skills to a range of audiences
2. Gather, organise and deploy information to formulate complex arguments cogently and communicate them fluently
3. Consider and evaluate their work with reference to professional standards
4. Understand the professional importance of working to deadlines


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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