Television Journalism

From script to screen, students are introduced to the ways a Television News Department operates and how news stories develop. This is an exciting journey of knowledge, regarding the complicated mechanisms that make a TV news room function.

Day by Day Schedule

Day 1: Introduction to TV Journalism
What is News? How do we find it? The structure of a News Department. The role of journalists today. Types of News Reporters.

Day 2: Writing for Television
How to write for television scripts. What makes a story interesting? Writing leads for news presenters. How to rewrite a story for TV.

Day 3: Introduction to Interviewing - Presenting
How to become a good interviewer and ask the right questions. Watch examples of great interviews. Test your skills in front of the camera. Do you have what it takes to become a presenter? All the neat tricks to succeed.

Day 4: Ethics. Why it's important. - Weather Reporting
We examine the role of ethics in the journalist profession. Copyright and Fair Use of Materials. And also: Weather presentation. Tips and tricks. The basic elements of weather presentation. Camera tests.

Day 5: Field Trip

Its time to find out how a News Department works first hand. We visit a major TV Studio and see live News cast and how the Department operates.

Day 6: Camera and Editing
How to operate a camera for a news story. The magic of editing and how it affects a story.

Day 7: News Team preparation
The students create news teams and find stories for the final newscast presentation.

Day 8: Reporting and Interviews
We interview key personnel and students about the stories we are creating.

Day 9: When all comes together

The news group edits their stories. The news presenters record on tape their cues. The reporters write their scripts and record their voice over.

Day 10: Final Editing and presentation

The moment of truth. We edit together our Newscast and prepare it along with our famous bloopers!

Project Description

Students will learn about the structure of a news broadcast and will be asked to simulate, while in different positions (anchors, news reporters, interviewers, script writers), a complete broadcast which will be recorded and then edited for final presentation. Students will also learn how to film, record and edit a news segment.

Learning Objectives

Students will get to know the workflow of a TV News Dpt. and how a story becomes a news segment. We also examine Modern Journalism ethics and how it should be applied in News coverage.
By the end of this workshop, students will know how to simulate a News Room workflow, write short stories and broadcast them, present news in front of a camera and understand the concept of time in modern broadcasting.

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