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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COM 342 - Broadcast News Producing

Principles and techniques used in producing newscasts for broadcast news, with emphasis on television news.

Prerequisite: Com 310 and admission to the digital journalism major.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Operate producing software that parallels software used in newsrooms
  • Identify the guidelines and rules of broadcast news producing
  • Develop flow and continuity within a  newscast to attract and retain viewers
  • Write effective news teases
  • Use live shots, as-if-lives and studio hits to improve pacing and to place emphasis on stories
  • Time a show and make adjustments if the show is “heavy” or “light.”
  • Structure and restructure stories to produce different newscasts with different formats and goals.
  • Field produce a story to better communicate the message of the story using tools such as stand­ ups, interviews, as-if-lives, and other producing tools.
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