The objective of this class is to teach students the fundamentals of reporting from the perspective of an on camera talent presenter, analyst, correspondent or specialized reporter. Story-telling and coverage of stories in the film and entertainment field will be taught. Students will focus on aspects of current film (movie releases) and entertainment news involving television and internet broadcasting. This class will emulate network type nightly entertainment shows that focus on what’s happening in the entertainment world both nationally and global. An emphasis will be that of on air reporting. Those students who have good oral and written communication skills will excel in this class. Whether using the medium of TV, radio or internet, the requirements of “journalism” apply across the spectrum. Every day a journalist has to look for possible news or feature stories that might be of interest to the public – for our purpose it is the SM student body. How to approach a story as a true journalist – the art of storytelling by gathering the facts is what will be taught and practiced. Our goal is also to work with the school newspaper in bringing the industry and media gap between print and digital. This exciting class will have a rotation of “beats” that the students will focus on during the semester. Those “beats” will include news, hot topics, entertainment, sports, interest stories, clubs, campus ministry, student government etc. Students will seek out stories, conduct interviews, shoot video support (b-roll) to compile stories.
Length of Course: Year
Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12
(f) UC Approved
Prerequisite: Completion of Television Production with a “C” or better