Broadcast Writing

Course Code: JRNL 115

Academic Year: 2017-2018

This course introduces students to the radio industry, the television newsroom and the basics of broadcast news writing. The course focuses on writing clear, concise broadcast news copy. The course examines news value, and students develop news judgment by producing, lining up and reading radio newscasts in class to deadline. Students next learn the terms and vocabulary specific to television news and examine the job functions of a TV newsroom. They build on their basic broadcast writing skills by applying them to television, specifically writing to pictures. Students write simple voiceovers and more complex voiceovers using sound-ups and clips. Skills learned in this course prepare students for the more advanced courses in radio and TV in the next semester.