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Jour278 Webcast News Production

"It is immoral not to be excellent in your craft" - Melvin Mencher

PREREQ: JOUR175

Spring 2013 Section 01 meets 8-9:15 a.m. T-Th


Professor Tony Rogers/Office: Rollins 125/Phone: 215-968-8165
e-mail: rogerstbucks@gmail.com
Office Hours: 10:45-11:15 T, 12:15-4 Th.


 

For this class you'll be learning to use several software programs, including the Adobe Premiere Pro video editing platform and the Audacity audio editing program. Below are a variety of tutorials for these programs.

                   

 

IMPORTANT LINKS  
Videos from "The View From Bucks" Jour278 Facebook Page
   
Writing  

Broadcast Newswriting

Writing for the Web

Writing to Video Tips Broadcast News Script Format

(right-click on link and click "save link as")

Writing to Video Exercise  


Training  
Atomic Learning Tutorials
username: bccc
password: atomic
Lynda.com tutorials

Once logged in, go to: Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

Tutorials to focus on

   
Adobe Premiere Pro Camera & Equipment
DOWNLOAD FREE 3-DAY TRIAL  
Text-Based Premiere Tutorials  
Using Adobe Premiere Canon Vixia HD Camera Info
Atomic Learning Downloading video from the Canon Vixia
Adobe Premiere Video Tutorial 1 of 3 Sennheiser Microphone Instructions
Adobe Premiere Video Tutorial 2 of 3  
Adobe Premiere Video Tutorial 3 of 3  
Adobe Premiere Video Quick Tutorial  

 

 
Windows Live Movie Maker Movie Maker YouTube Tutorials

 

 
Audio  
Audacity free sound editor CCMixster for Free Music
Audiacity Tutorials  


Helpful Sites  
5 Tips For Making A Professional-Quality Online Video Tips for Shooting Digital Video
Atomic Learning 10,000 Words Tech Site
How to shoot b-roll  

 

 
Video Sites  
Courier Times Videos WPVI
WCAU KYW
Frontline NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
CBS EVENING NEWS ABC WORLD NEWS
   
Other Stuff  
   

ASSIGNMENTS CALENDAR

NEWSWRITING EXERCISES

CENTURION BASICS

 

CENTURION CONDUCT

 

ARTICLE GRADING STANDARDS

GRADING



History  
Edward R. Murrow page  
   
   
   
   
   

REQUIRED BOOKS AND MATERIALS

COLLEGE BOOKSTORE WEBSITE

Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News

An 8GB USB flash drive and a reporter's notebook

Make sure to follow instructions regarding removing key drives.

Bring your flash drive to EVERY class and carry a reporter's notepad with you at all times. You never know when you'll come across a news story - an armed robbery or a fire, for instance - in progress.


ABSENCES, PLAGIARISM, ETC.

ABSENCES: Attendance will be taken and chronically absent students will see their grade in the class quickly drop. If you have to miss class and have a legitimate excuse, let me know. Also, if you miss class, it's up to YOU to find out what assignments you missed by checking with me or going to the Assignments Calendar.

LATENESS: Chronically late students will be dropped a letter grade.

LATE WORK: Deadlines are crucial. Unexcused late work will be dropped a letter grade.

COLLEGE PLAGIARISM POLICY


QUIZZES

QUIZZES: There will be quizzes on readings from the textbooks as well as weekly news quizzes, so read at least one newspaper or news website daily. Many can be accessed from the Virtual Newsroom.


Students will produce several types of video reports for the class, including:

A person-on-the-street interview report

A profile of a person

A report on a student club

Coverage of an event on campus


All students will create their own blog or website that they will use to archive the videos they produce. Students will also create an online resume on their website or blog. Each student's website will be evaluated at the end of the semester as part of his/her final grade.

Promote Yourself and Your Work Online

More Reporters Are Creating Their Own Websites

Some Cheap and Easy Ways to Establish Your Presence Online


GRADING

GRADES: Your final grade will be based on video reports assignments, quizzes, class participation and extra credit work. Writing assignments count the most.

EXTRA CREDIT: You can earn extra credit by writing as many articles as possible for the Centurion, and/or by becoming an editor.
 

DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENTS CLICK HERE


IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL CAMERAS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT WILL BE CHECKED OUT ACCORDING TO SERIAL NUMBER. STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE OF THIS EQUIPMENT AND FOR RETURNING IT PROMPTLY WHEN ASSIGNMENTS ARE COMPLETE. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT RETURN CAMERAS AND/OR ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT WILL FACE THE FOLLOWING CONSEQUENCES:

1. YOUR BUCKS TRANSCRIPTS AND RECORDS WILL BE FROZEN. YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO REGISTER AT BUCKS OR TO OBTAIN A TRANSCRIPT FROM BUCKS FOR TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION UNTIL THE EQUIPMENT IS RETURNED.

2. YOU WILL RECEIVE A FAILING GRADE FOR THIS CLASS FOR THE SEMESTER.

3. BUCKS SECURITY AND SAFETY OFFICE AND THE NEWTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE NOTIFIED.