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This module gives students an introduction to the basic skills they’ll need as multimedia magazine journalists. In particular, they will learn how to produce video and audio content.
Students will learn how magazine journalists write and produce pieces of editorial that are not only appropriate for a specific audience but stimulating, interesting and geared to enhance a reader’s relationship with the subject matter and the magazine. The module will focus on cross-platform outputs. This module will look at where the words on the page come from, and how they are shaped, moulded and presented in a way that contributes to a specific feature. The module will cover all sections within a magazine and teach the specific and varied copywriting and editorial skills that are needed in each area, from the tight, controlled copy of contents pages to the flowing copy of large features. The module will also give students an understanding of the editorial production process necessary to ensure that a magazine is sent to the printers on time, the role of subbing, headline writing and rewriting copy, and how all these skills need to be honed and adapted to best serve the needs of both print and digital audiences.
By the end of this module students should be able to:
Confidently and competently use video, audio photography technology
Record and edit basic video and audio packages
Use various video, audio and photographic methods and techniques to produce engaging content
Demonstrate an understanding of how media is converging and the opportunities this presents for journalists
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