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Topics in Visual Journalism

Writing for TV News

Course Details

This course focuses on the skills needed to write for a local newscast. Learn how to write a fast paced 15 to 20 second voice over, how to write conversationally, how to write to limited video, how to write into and out of sound bites. Also learn the do’s and don’ts of writing, anchor tosses, and teases. Students would use wire copy and newspaper stories to practice the art of quick, short stories covering only the essential elements needed to keep the newscast moving.