Audio and Video for Broadcast and Online (Joint Honours)

The details
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
26 March 2024


Requisites for this module
LT135 and LT138 and LT144



Key module for

BA P590 Journalism and Modern Languages,
BA P550 Journalism and Criminology,
BA P551 Journalism and Criminology (Including Placement Year),
BA P552 Journalism and Criminology (Including Year Abroad),
BA P540 Journalism and Sociology,
BA P541 Journalism and Sociology (Including Placement Year),
BA P542 Journalism and Sociology (Including Year Abroad),
BA P510 Journalism and English Language,
BA P511 Journalism and English Language (Including Placement Year),
BA P512 Journalism and English Language (Including Year Abroad),
BA P530 Journalism and Literature,
BA P531 Journalism and Literature (Including Placement Year),
BA P532 Journalism and Literature (Including Year Abroad),
BA P570 Journalism with Human Rights,
BA P571 Journalism with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
BA P572 Journalism with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA P580 Journalism and Politics,
BA P581 Journalism and Politics (Including Placement Year),
BA P582 Journalism and Politics (Including Year Abroad),
BA P565 Film and Journalism,
BA P566 Film and Journalism (Including Foundation Year),
BA P567 Film and Journalism (including Placement Year),
BA P568 Film and Journalism(including Year Abroad),
BA P595 Journalism and Language Studies

Module description

In this module you will learn, through class teaching and practical experience, how to write and adapt news stories and features for broadcast platforms.

Building on the core reporting skills you have developed in Year 1, you will learn more about the particular demands and characteristics of the different media platforms and the editorial and production techniques required to deliver high quality broadcast journalism.

You will start producing radio and television content, both on your own and as part of a team. You will learn how to use appropriate editing software, and to produce engaging and dynamic content in each medium.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

  • To help you make the transition from being a good reporter into becoming a technically-accomplished broadcast journalist, able to operate effectively in both radio, television and digital platforms, with a clear understanding of the distinctive nature of each and its implications for the way you work.

  • To enable you to acquire and develop the technical and craft skills required for broadcast news.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Have learned how to apply your core reporting skills to the demands of radio, television and digital platform production.

  2. Be familiar with, and have practical experience of, the different roles and functions that make up the production process in each medium.

  3. Have learned how to plan, research, write and broadcast news items in a variety of formats across a range of media.

  4. Have learned how to use audio and video editing tools.

  5. Be confidently producing a range of content, by yourself and in teams, across a range of media.

  6. Have developed your skills in interviewing, research, feature-writing, presenting and other techniques.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The anticipated teaching delivery for this module will be via:

  • Practical workshop sessions in the journalism newsrooms and studios. Teaching continues throughout the academic year.


  • Smith, Jon; National Council for the Training of Journalists (Great Britain). (2007) Essential reporting: the NCTJ guide for trainee journalists, Los Angeles: SAGE Publications.
  • Lee-Potter, Emma. (2017) Interviewing for journalists, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Anna McKane. (2014) News writing, London: SAGE.
  • Randall, David. (©2016) The Universal Journalist, London: Pluto Press.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Portfolio of TV and Radio Work (Part A)    30% 
Coursework   In Class Test (Week TBC)    30% 
Coursework   Portfolio of TV and Radio Work (Part B) (Portfolio 35%, Reflections 5%)    40% 
Coursework   Radio Voice Piece     
Coursework   TV Group Piece - plus 200 word reflection (individuals)     
Coursework   Interview Analysis (200 words)     
Coursework   Mock In-Class Test (Week TBC)    0% 

Additional coursework information

The specific requirements of each piece of coursework will be provided by the module supervisor to ensure they continue to align with NCTJ and industry best practice.

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Jon Wright, email:
Jon Wright
LiFTS Admin Team – - Telephone: 01206 872626



External examiner

Prof Jairo Alfonso Lugo-Ocando
College of Communication, University of Sharjah, UAE
Dean and Professor of Journalism
Available via Moodle
Of 192 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
192 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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