Broadcast News Reporting and Writing

JOURN X 469.3

A thorough foundation in broadcast news journalism, from reporting to writing to presentation, this course covers how different types of stories fit into the context of a newscast; and broadcast standards and ethics.

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Winter
In-Person
Starting at $630.00
As few as 9 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Delve into the mechanics, timing, and flow of regular news shows and longer-form shows
  • Hear guest speakers from local stations explain the roles and duties of each member of a broadcast newsroom in today’s evolving media marketplace
  • Critique broadcast news stories, analyze show rundowns, and assess the weight of various news sources
  • Learn how to cover an on-the-spot news story with a camera crew, television production, and on-camera techniques

About this course:

This course presents a thorough foundation in broadcast news journalism, from reporting to writing to presentation. Guest speakers from local stations explain the roles and duties of each member of a broadcast newsroom in today's evolving media marketplace. Students critique broadcast news stories, analyze show rundowns, and assess the weight of various news sources. Discussion addresses the mechanics, timing, and flow of regular news shows and longer form shows; how different types of stories fit into the context of a newscast; and broadcast standards and ethics. This practical course also addresses covering an on-the-spot news story with a camera crew, television production, and on-camera techniques. Exercises focus on reporting methods that yield broadcast-suitable stories, the art of fast rewriting of print and wire copy for broadcast, distilling days of reporting into pieces that last just minutes, and developing a clear broadcast writing style that connects the details of a story with the pictures, especially on deadline.
Prerequisites
Proficiency in college-level writing; strong typing skills.

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Robert L. Henry
389997
Fee:
$630.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Jan 12, 2023
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Notes

Elective course in the Journalism Certificate.

Enrollment limited to 25 students; early enrollment advised. Enrollment deadline: January 25, 2023. Late enrollment deadline: Februrary 1, 2023. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 25, 2023
Course Requirements
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Location
Computer Lab
Thu Jan 12, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Computer Lab
Thu Jan 19, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Computer Lab
Thu Jan 26, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Computer Lab
Thu Feb 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Computer Lab
Thu Feb 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Computer Lab
Thu Feb 16, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Computer Lab
Thu Feb 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Computer Lab
Thu Mar 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Computer Lab
Thu Mar 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B

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