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Jour278 Webcast News Production

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

PREREQ: JOUR175


Professor Tony Rogers/Office: Rollins 125/Phone: 215-968-8165
e-mail: bucksjournalism@gmail.com
Office Hours:

Important: Here's how to forward your Bucks
e-mail to your personal e-mail


              

 

IMPORTANT LINKS Student discount for Adobe software - $19.99 a month
Course overview Lab sessions for Spring 2018
Course schedule Jour278 Facebook Page
Previous student videos Video shooting tips
How to shoot b-roll  
Writing  
Broadcast Newswriting Writing for the Web
Writing to Video Tips Broadcast News Script Format (right-click, click "save link as")
Writing to Video Exercise Research paper
   
Adobe Premiere Pro Camera & Equipment
Easy Adobe Premiere instructions Canon Vixia manual
Text-Based Premiere Tutorials Canon Vixia HD Camera Info
Adobe Premiere Video Tutorial 1 of 3 Downloading video from the Canon Vixia
Adobe Premiere Video Tutorial 2 of 3 Sennheiser Microphone Instructions
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  


TV/Video Sites  
Courier Times Videos WPVI
WCAU KYW
Frontline PBS News Hour
CBS EVENING NEWS ABC WORLD NEWS
CBS 60 Minutes NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
Vice Fox News
CNN MSNBC


History pages  
Edward R. Murrow page Ed Bradley
Walter Cronkite Diane Sawyer
   
   

REQUIRED BOOKS AND MATERIALS

COLLEGE BOOKSTORE WEBSITE

Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News

An 8GB (at least) USB flash drive and a reporter's notebook

 

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.