News Broadcasting

NEWS BROADCASTING

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 

This outlines the goals and objectives for News Broadcasting students.  This list is subject to change.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

News Broadcasting is a course designed to teach students how to report news in newspaper and video media.  Students will take on typical roles of producing a television news broadcast as well as write stories, submit illustrations, or take photographs for the Pirate Pride newsletter and for newspaper print. Some of the roles students will portray are producers, news anchors, reporters, interviewers, photographers, film editors, set designers, graphic designers, proofreaders, etc.  Students will develop skills necessary for successful teamwork and learn how to meet deadlines.

 

All students must complete the following requirements:

 

  1. Participate in developing regularly scheduled WCHS news broadcast. 

     

  2. Participate in publishing a monthly Pirate Pride newsletter.

     

  3. Participate in filming and editing of special interest video projects involving school-related activities (2 productions per quarter).

     

  4. Submit an original story, article or editorial to the Crookston Times(1 per quarter).

     

  5. Create one video production of your choice each semester.  This work can be a documentary, memory video, highlight tape, classroom project, poetry video, or other ideas shared with and approved by the instructor.  It must be 3 to 20 minutes in length.

 

Grading Scale: Students will be graded on attendance, participation, and completion of assigned tasks, ambition, successful teamwork skills, and computer/camera/editing skills.

 

100% - 90%                A

89% -  80%                 B

79% - 70%                  C

69% - 60%                  D

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