EMC 249 Electronic News Gathering: An Introduction (3 credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and practices of professional news gathering for electronic media. The role of news in radio and television is explained, with emphasis on identifying and contrasting basic forms of news delivery: 24-hour news, local/network newscasts, breaking news, live updates, etc. Through classroom exercises, students will learn and practice the techniques of determining a story's newsworthiness, researching, copywriting, interviewing, producing, writing to the image and editing a virtual news story. Additional importance will be placed upon ethics and professionalism in electronic news. Prerequisites: EMC 169; EMC majors only. Fall semesters only.