This course introduces you to the dynamic world of television news. From determining what makes a good news to how you write and produce a story, we will examine all aspects of how news stories are developed and formatted into a television broadcast. This is a hands-on class where you will actually write real stories using provided video and will be able to compare what you developed to what actually aired. We will also examine ethical and legal considerations applied to television news in addition to the business side of the field. The course cumulates with your own development of an “as-live” video news story and prepares future journalists for an exciting career in broadcast news.
JTC 210 (Newswriting).
Textbooks and Materials
Broadcast News Hadbook: Wrting, Reporting, and Producing in the Age of Social Media, 5th Ed.
Tuggle, Carr, Huffman
Print ISBN: 9780073526225, 0073526223
eText ISBN: 9780077526450,0077526457
The AP Stylebook
Any recent edition.
Sarah has been an instructor in the Journalism and Media Communication Department at Colorado State University since 2008. Her primary academic areas focus on Broadcast News Reporting and Public Relations. Sarah also serves as advisor to the university’s Collegian Television News Station. Sarah spent more than 10 years as a television reporter/anchor, finishing her career at the top NBC affiliate in the country, KSDK-TV, St. Louis. She spent an additional eight years in public relations at the world’s largest PR agency, Weber Shandwick, and apowerful start-up, Influence LLC. Sarah is proud graduate of CSU, receiving a B.A. in Technical Journalism.