TV Reporting and Production

JOURN X 428
Study elements of TV journalism, concentrating on news gathering and how to cover an on-the-spot news story with cameras.

 

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What you can learn.

  • Discover the 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
  • Learn interviewing techniques, effective news-gathering methods, and practice how to write in clear broadcast style to connect the details of a story with the pictures
  • Learn to operate under deadline pressures; and the mechanics, timing, and flow of current TV broadcast style, both for regular news broadcast and “magazine-style” shows
  • Explore career opportunities and the variety of methods used to produce a television newscast, both in theory and in practice

About this course:

Students 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.
Suggested Prerequisites

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

JOURN X 469 Broadcast News Reporting and Writing or equivalent experience and consent of instructor.

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