JRNL 075 - Newscast Producing and Anchoring
Semester Hours: 3
Students will experience the excitement and deadline pressure associated with producing a live weekly newscast, Hofstra News Now (HNN). Students will at first be introduced to the basic business principles of broadcast and cable news, including; programming, sales, marketing strategies, as well as ratings measurements. This course will then instruct students how to create and manage a news program in a technical environment. They will learn how to apply editorial judgment to story selection, how to structure the program’s news rundown, how to write and edit news copy. Video resources includes original packages produced by students. A broadcast can include sports and/or entertainment segments. Anchors, whether news or sports/entertainment, will be coached in presentation skills, including how to effectively read a teleprompter. This class will work closely with a class from RTVF that handles the technical aspects of the production.
JRNL 014 and 015 . Lab fees additional. Not for liberal arts credit. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.
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