Journalism and Mass Communication
This course is intended to introduce the student to various types of writing for television and Internet/Journalism videos. This will include storytelling for short videos and short documentaries. Class time will be divided between lectures, guest speakers, shooting and video editing workshops.
This course will be devoted to various approaches to video storytelling. This semester we have a special opportunity to create videos for possible broadcast on WPBT. In January, the vice president of content, Max Duke, will be visiting our class to discuss some options.
Content: The SJMC is also devoted to communicating via print and video on sea level rise in South Florida. For students interested in this topic, many ideas will be discussed. However, you will be given a focus from Max Duke on some content ideas and the decision on the topic will be up to you.
Yes, this course is called Writing for TV and there will be several writing exercises as well as writing for your specific videos. Writing for TV starts with a clear written proposal and you will be graded on those proposals as well as in-class exercises and your project work.
MacMillin, Kate, "RTV 4101 Advanced Writing for Television" (2015). Course Syllabi. 4.
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