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Television News and Program Production
TV NEWS PROG P
CLASS CODE: COMM 365 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: COMMUNICATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Instruction and practical experience in effective production of television newscasts and other types of programs. Prepares students to serve as producers for the university's cable television programming.
TAUGHT: Winter/Fall 2005, Winter/Fall 2007
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Anchors. Technical Director (Switcher). Character Generator Operator. In-studio Camera Operators. Teleprompter Operator. Audio Operator. Floor Director. Videotape Playback Operator. Video Tape Editing Assignment.
Prepares students to serve as producers for the university's cable television programming.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Develop stronger writing skills, particularly for promos, bumps and teases. Develop small group communication and management skills necessary to produce television programming. Further develop technical and artistic skills of shooting and editing video. Research and identify characteristics of a target television audience. Write in a clear, concise, and interesting broadcast-style manner. Conceptualize, plan, write, and edit a news magazine program. Produce broadcast-quality programming.
REQUIREMENTS: Reading, lectures, modeling, experiential learning, reviews, peer reviews, discussions, projects evaluations, rubrics, presentations, and Broadcast assessments.
PREREQUISITES: COMM 360 or consent of Instructor.
OTHER: Materials needed for this class: One Mini DV video cassette approximately $10 each (to be found on campus in the Audio/Video Duplicating in David O. McKay Library, MCK 325; One VHS video cassette for Final Project Tape as short as 15 minutes (also found in Audio/Video Duplicating as well). This length of tape is more than adequate for the project's needs.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002