Video Journalism (P4097)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module will build on News and Feature Writing (Year 1) and will introduce you to a range of video journalism genres and the technical skills required to produce competent medium-specific video journalism.

It encourages you to reflect critically on theoretical issues in relation to your own and others' work, and explore and discuss the relationship between text and context.

Study on the module will encourage the academic scrutiny of video journalism by critically reflecting on news production practices, taking into account the circumstances surrounding the development of video news and current debates in journalism theory and practice.

Theoretical readings will focus largely on the evolution of television – and more broadly video – news, its key characteristics and specific strategies for content communication.

You'll learn to research, write and produce quality reports and video packages for television and the web. The aim is to ensure you can gather/evaluate information and render it into clear, accurate, rigorous, medium-specific, compliant and engaging news stories for a range of audiences.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 48 hours of contact time and about 102 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: