JRN216 Video Storytelling: Newsroom and TV Studio (8)

This subject immerses students in video news storytelling, production and authentic newsroom experiences. Students learn production techniques for TV news-style stories and explore contemporary online video news forms and professional practice. Students contribute journalism to the local newsroom in a cross-platform environment ranging from audio to online publishing of their curated video content.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JRN216. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed subject JRN225

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed students have some familiarity with basic media production techniques, which can be gained from COM127 (formerly CCI100). 

Subject Relationships

JRN225 This subject replaces JRN225

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to record, script and edit news stories;
  • be able to display competent voicing for video and audio;
  • be able to demonstrate creativity in developing different ways of framing online video news;
  • be able to reflect on professional practice, including media law, ethics and safety;
  • be able to curate video stories into edited packages for broadcast or online dissemination; and
  • be able to work competently in teams.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • TV news conventions, production and scriptwriting, including writing to pictures
  • Voicing: narration and pieces to camera
  • Visual storytelling
  • Innovative styles of online video news
  • Creative thinking
  • Editing and curating
  • Team work
  • Media law, ethics, and safety

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JRN216 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Tv and radio news
Online video and audio
Curation and reflection

Special Resources

This subject requires access to specialist recording equipment and studio facilities. On campus students can access these facilities in the School of Communication and Creative Industries authentic learning spaces. Distance students will either need to work remotely into the campus newsroom or borrow/purchase suitable equipment for their home.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.