This course introduces learners to generic broadcasting journalism skills necessary for the successful operation of a news service in radio and television. These skills will be applied in this course to a commercially formatted radio station.
- Understand and apply broadcast journalism policy and practice (including media law) in newsgathering, interviewing, writing and presenting activities.
- Behave in an ethical and professional manner in the day-to-day operations of a newsroom as part of a broadcast team.
- Keep up-to-date with a variety of information sources
- Develop contact networks with in the local environment to access newsworthy information for specialist 'rounds'.
- Develop and maintain files to evidence developing news stories.
- Recognise and gather newsworthy stories from a wide variety of sources and on a wide variety of topics.
- Use a shorthand speed of 80 words a minute in order to take accurate and relevant notes.
- Conduct interviews to gather information for a news story.
- Use electronic news gathering and processing broadcasting technology and equipment independently to prepare material for radio broadcast.
- Compile and write stories in a style appropriate for radio listener to meet defined deadlines.
- Analyse their own voice and speech patterns and make any adjustments required for effective broadcasting.
- Use their knowledge of Maori pronunciation and protocols in their broadcasting activities.
- Integrate all the above appropriately in a live-to-air broadcast from the School's radio station.
Included in these Qualifications
This course is offered as part of the following programmes at CPIT.
- Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications
- Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Broadcast Journalism)