Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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JRNL 075 - Newscast Producing and Anchoring

Semester Hours: 3

Fall, Spring

Students will experience the excitement and deadline pressure associated with producing a live weekly newscast, Hofstra News Now (HNN). Students will first be introduced to the basic business principles of broadcast and cable news, including; programming, sales, marketing strategies, and rating measurements. This course will then instruct students on creating and managing a news program in a technical environment. They will learn how to apply editorial judgment to story selection, structure the program’s news rundown, and write and edit news copy. Video resources include original packages produced by students. A broadcast can consist of sports and/or entertainment segments. Anchors, whether news or sports/entertainment, will be coached in presentation skills, including how to read a teleprompter effectively. This class will work closely with a class from RTVF that handles the technical aspects of the production.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
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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