Richard Bukoski, Broadcast Journalism, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce you to the principles of researching, interviewing, writing, editing and presenting broadcast news. The class will be responsible for operating an on-campus online news and information station.

The focuses of this course are: (a) understanding the basic components in broadcast scripts, (b) interpreting different news terminologies, and (c) applying the news style guidelines to create a professional newscast. News writing, interviewing and radio and TV news performance are mandatory in the coursework.

Each student will be responsible for one (1) news story each week. Some may involve an audio or video interview. Stories may involve researching, recording and editing and then recording the student’s voice or image and delivered for on-air use as part of a newscast. (2) Live in-class and recorded broadcasts. (3) One long-form 5-minute recorded television interview. (5) Video segments including VOs (video), VoSots (video and recorded interviews) and a PKG (package) and (6) participate in at least one video-recorded television newscast.

Required Text:

Papper, Robert A., Broadcast News and Writing Stylebook (2017, 6th Edition), Rutledge, NY ISBN – 13: 978-1-138-68261-0

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