Television News Producing

Television News Producing
Theory and practice of producing and presenting information for television. Role of television news in society, nature of audiences, production techniques, and TV news management. Lab includes producing daily television newscast.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCOMMS 308 & COMMS 325; or COMMS 308 & COMMS 328
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining COMMS 385
Course Outcomes

Analysis of Newscasts and Audiences

Students will critically analyze newscasts and their audiences.


Students will ensure editorial contect reflects a diversity of viewpoints and is representatitve of all people.

Newsroom Leadership

Students will demonstrate excellent leadership and team-building skills in a deadline-driven newsroom environment.

News Producing

Students will use editorial judgment, broadcast news writing and editing skills, and television producing methods to produce a 30-minute, live television newscast.


Students will use industry-standard editing and production tools to produce a daily 30 minute newscast.

News Editing

Students will demonstrate an ability to recognize and edit broadcast news content to avoid ethical pitfalls (such as plagiarism and fabrication) and legal problems (including defamation).