Course DescriptionStudents learn elements of TV journalism, concentrating on news gathering and how to cover an on-the-spot news story with a camera crew. Topics include interviewing techniques; effective newsgathering methods; practice on how to write in clear broadcast style to connect the details of a story with the pictures--especially under deadline pressures; and the mechanics, timing, and flow of current TV broadcast style, both for regular news broadcast and "magazine-style" shows. Instruction includes specifics of television production and on-camera technique, including shooting a news story using a video camera and showing how news stories fit into a newscast. Career opportunities and the variety of methods used to produce a television newscast, both in theory and in practice, also are discussed.
Course OutlineStudy elements of TV journalism, concentrating on news gathering and how to cover an on-the-spot news story with cameras.