Oct 28, 2020
TVRA 255 - Advanced Broadcast Journalism
Intensive application in the writing and editing of an actual news program. Students will operate on a realistic deadline to gather, write, and deliver news for the local campus news program “MC Update.” PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in TVRA 220 or TVRA 230 and in TVRA 227 . Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly TR 255.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify the various legal restraints in the telecommunications industry and the underlying philosophy behind the restraints.
- Demonstrate the understanding of broadcast writing standards by writing weekly news stories and news packages.
- Demonstrate the understanding of digital production equipment including: studio and field camera, non-linear editing software, audio board, video switcher, camera control units, graphics generator, teleprompter, studio communications system (headsets), timing clocks, DVD player and Plasma monitor, by working in various capacities on the production crew for a newscast.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to be a successful newscast producer including overseeing the writing of the newscast, coordinating and collecting all video and audio sources for the newscast, adjusting program content to fit the specified time of the program, and leading a crew in the area of content.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to be a successful newscast director including overseeing the setup and lighting design of the news set, coordinating and collecting all video and audio playback for the newscast, cooperating with the producer to adjust the program content to fit the specified time of the program, and leading a crew in all technical needs.
- Apply knowledge and techniques learned in previous courses to practical broadcast production.
- Demonstrate a respect for a production facility and “airtime” deadlines and by modeling professional attitude and behavior.
- Collaborate with committee members to complete tasks related to some aspect of the design and planning of a news program series.
- Develop a program format and classroom and studio policies for the implementation of the weekly news program.
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