Broadcast Journalism - Main Topics of Study

PART A

News Gathering

  • What is news?
  • News sources
  • Getting the story

Writing for Broadcast

  • Conversational writing
  • News writing
  • Broadcast style book

Interviewing

  • The interview
  • Setting up the interview

The News Programme

  • Presenting the news
  • Duties and dilemmas

PART B – Radio

BBC World Service

Radio News Coverage

  • Story treatment

Equipment

  • Principles of recording
  • Using sound recorders
  • Editing
  • Future of radio

PART C – Television

Television News

  • Getting the news
  • Studio roles
  • Fieldwork
  • Chasing the story
  • Chasing pictures
  • Piece to camera
  • Compiling the report
  • Fieldwork

TV Scriptwriting

  • Writing the script

Compiling the Report

  • Editing the image
  • Visuals

News Studio

  • The set
  • Control room
  • Fieldwork

News Media

  • Satellite TV
  • Cable TV
  • Digital TV
  • Teletext
  • Internet journalism
  • Computerised
  • Newsroom

 

Recommended Reading

Main Text:
Broadcast Journalism – Andrew Boyd (Focal Press)

Alternative Texts and Further Reading:
Broadcast News, Radio Journalism & An Introduction to Television – Mitchell Stevens (Holt, Rinehart & Winston)