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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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.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Broadcast News Reporting and Writing.

Proficiency in college-level writing; strong typing skills.

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