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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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JOUR 374 - Video News Production
 In this course, you will learn the technical and journalistic fundamentals of broadcast news production from behind and in front of the camera. While the focus will be on television news, much of what you learn will be applicable to the many digital platforms. You will learn to be a producer coming up with your own story ideas and how to combine them with the creative techniques necessary for broadcast news production. You will critique current news stories, learn how to make your own successful story pitch, fundamentals of how to use a video camera, interviewing and on- camera skills, and how to edit your own stories using a top non-linear editing system. You will learn firsthand how much work goes into each story and the challenges you face creating a compelling product for air under deadline. You will experience the thrill of creating your own television news stories!

In addition to the textbook, students will be required to purchase a portable hard drive that runs approximately 100 dollars.

(Bill McKnight spent six years as the Field Production Manager for CNN in Washington, DC, and twenty-five years as a photojournalist, multi-media journalist, chief photographer, and news manager for WUSA in Washington, DC. He has worked with many of the best local and national journalists, photographers, editors and producers and he has received eight Regional Emmy Awards for outstanding producing, editing, and videography.)
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: JOUR 100

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Journalism Department

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      Georgetown College

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