TELEVISION NEWS PRODUCTION
(a new Honors course offered to all I-SS students through CATS)
All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society.
We can vulgarize that society. We can brutalize it.
Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.
~ William Bernback, of DDB Needham Worldwide
This two-block, semester long honors level course for juniors or seniors focuses on the methods and techniques for reporting, producing, and delivering news and news programs through the internet, television, and mobile media. This class will prepare students for higher education to be professional broadcast journalists, editors, producers, and directors. Course will include instruction in the principles of broadcast technology, broadcast reporting, video editing, news directing, television production and professional standards and ethics.
Students will work together under the guidance of a teacher/mentor as they report on events throughout Iredell County, and combine their work into a weekly news broadcast. Emphasis is placed on students demonstrating thier abilities to use content and apply knowledge to real-world situations, enhancing their skills in leadership, communication, writing, speaking, problem solving, and conflict resolution.
This is an honors level course. Students will become public representatives of I-SS and must meet the following requirements to apply for this course:
- Successfull completion of Digital Media II with a B (85%-92%) average and an 85% on the CTE Post Assessment. or:
- Successfull contributor to their school's newspaper and/or news broadcast. (for those students coming from a school that does not offer Digital Media)
- Completion of an honors application providing examples of video work and/or journalistic writing
- Recommendation from previous Digital Media/Journalism teacher or club advisor.
- Approval from Broadcast Journalism instructor.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY