Course Content (Syllabus)
Lectures, analyses and classroom activities/tasks are based on authentic data from local, network and satellite American and British radio stations and TV channels and focus on the following:
News values/criteria; characteristics of broadcast news and feature story writing
Tense, aspect, voice and lexical selections and their relation to the characteristics of immediacy, timeliness, directness and personalisation; the role of cohesion and coherence
Journalistic guidelines, conventions and techniques related to copy writing style
Elements of phonology useful to anchoring
Additional bibliography for study
Cremer, C. F., P. O. Keirstead & Richard D. Y. (1996). ENG Television News, New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Dominick, J.R. (2010). The Dynamics of Mass Communications: Media in the Digital Age. NJ: Mac-Graw Hill Education.
Hicks, W. (1998), 2nd edition. English for Journalists, London & New York: Routledge.
Itule, B. D. and D. A. Anderson (1994), 3rd edition. News Writing and Reporting for Today’s Media, New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Mencher, M. (1994), 6th edition. News Reporting and Writing. NJ: Brown Publishers.
Metzler, K. (1997). Creative Interviewing. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Stovall, J. G. (2002), 5th edition. Writing for the Mass Media, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Walters, Roger L. (1994). Broadcast Writing, 2nd edition, New York: McGraw-Hill, International Editions.
White, Ray (1990). TV News. Building a Career in Broadcast Journalism. NY: Focal Press.