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This module takes the journalism skills developed at Level 5 and uses them as the basis of a full examination of the construction and delivery of live multi media news output including radio and television news bulletins and accompanying website. Working in shifts as members of news teams allocated with specific duties, students will generate reactive and proactive material through the week to demonstrate their professional abilities in all aspects of practical news production involving researching, writing, reporting, presentation, editing and management.
Working in the Newsroom, in the studios and on location, students will run a series of live multimedia Newsdays and a Newsweek (15 days minimum). They will work in shifts, as part of a team, to produce original material for broadcast news bulletins and a website for an agreed target audience, embracing the latest news technologies to enhance their story telling.
Students will attend weekly planning meetings in advance of their Newsdays, where they will set the agenda for their news gathering activities. They will be expected to generate sufficient news material to produce and present relevant and engaging output to prescribed deadlines. There will be further opportunity to receive voice and presentation coaching to support broadcast work and to improve self-confidence and self-promotion.
Students will be expected to demonstrate professional standards in all areas of their work, including researching, writing, reporting, technical and presentation skills and teamwork. High levels of preparation, decision-making, editorial choices and news values will be required to achieve successful outcomes.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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