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 Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst 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

Grading System



One session


School 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


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.