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Developing Journalistic Skills through the Multimedia Platform

, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong ; , The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Researching, interviewing, writing, editing and narrating are the core competences that professionals practising broadcast journalism need, and preparing university students to develop such skills is becoming more authentic through the use of learning technologies. Students can be provided with plenty of opportunities to practise and experiment with the production of audio and video news clips using user-friendly software such as Windows Movie Maker and Audacity, and present them via online sites such as YouTube. This paper discusses how university students acted as campus journalists to produce a three-minute audio or video news clip for web casting. In this assignment, students developed professional competence in news writing, interviewing, and audio and video editing in the web environment. The paper also reports the comments made by media professionals working in local radio and television stations on the content, structure, use of language and multimedia skills of these trainee reporters.


Hodgson, P. & Wong, D. (2009). Developing Journalistic Skills through the Multimedia Platform. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2080-2085). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 21, 2019 from .



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