Audio and Video for Broadcast and Online (Single honours)

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


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA P500 Multimedia Journalism,
BA P501 Multimedia Journalism (Including Year Abroad),
BA P503 Multimedia Journalism (Including Placement Year)

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 also receive at least two hours of voice coaching. This will take place in the SP and SU terms and will be scheduled separately.

Should you not have been able to complete ten days of work experience in Y1, a further five days will be organised for you in the Autumn term of this module. These will take place on Fridays with precise dates to be advised.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

  • To help students 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 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:

  1. Have learned how to apply their 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 themselves and in teams, across a range of media.

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

  7. Have learned how to write shorthand, and been helped to achieve speeds of 100 words per minute

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The module will be delivered via:

  • Practical workshop sessions in the journalism newsrooms and studios.

Teaching continues throughout the academic year.


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% 
Coursework   NCTJ Progress Test (Week TBC)     

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 General Office – email Telephone 01206 872626


Travel costs for approved work placements and live projects for this module may be covered wholly or partly at the discretion of the department. Please check with your module supervisor for details.

External examiner

Prof Jairo Alfonso Lugo-Ocando
College of Communication, University of Sharjah, UAE
Dean and Professor of Journalism
Available via Moodle
Of 3523 hours, 0 (0%) hours available to students:
3523 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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