JRN200 Convergent Storytelling (8)


This subject builds on students' prior learning and/or co-learning in the course. Students will combine inquiry and writing skills central to all journalism story creation with competencies in sound, vision and voice in story-telling. They will apply storytelling techniques using image and sound to journalism-specific practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalBathurst Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JRN200
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to reflect on the role of "story" in convergent journalism practice
  • be able to discuss forms and uses of images and audio in journalistic storytelling across all media
  • be able to communicate original information using audio-visual storytelling
  • be able to apply the journalist's voice and on-camera performance for all media involving audio and/or visual reportage
  • be able to disseminate journalistic content; with an emphasis on image and audio storytelling


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The use of images and audio in journalistic storytelling across delivery platforms
  • Critical frameworks and theory for analysing this area of contemporary journalism practice
  • Industry conventions, formats and methods for gathering and writing journalistic content using visual, audio, textual and vocal content
  • Professional on-camera and vocal presentation and performance for delivering journalism to listening and viewing audiences
  • Methods for developing an industry standard, professional broadcasting voice
  • Creating, compiling and disseminating audio-visual reportage in news and information programs in an authentic newsroom environment
  • Reflection strategies


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.