Writing for the Broadcast Media

Course Information
TitleWriting for the Broadcast Media / Writing for the Broadcast Media
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMarina Tzoannopoulou
Course ID140000331

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
A B2 level of English is required.
Learning Outcomes
• Copy/Script writing of readers/liners, voice-overs and lead-ins • Converting print to broadcast style • Anchoring • Presentation of a news-in-brief radio programme
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This advanced English course focuses on news story script writing for television and radio news programmes. By combining theory and practice students are introduced to news values/criteria, story structure, characteristics of broadcast news, and to journalistic guidelines, conventions and techniques related to copy writing style.
english, television, radio, news writing
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Power point presentations are used for the delivery of lectures. tudents have access to the e-learning platform.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment50
Student Assessment
Mid-term Project (30%) and end-of-term examination (70%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Walters, Roger L. (1994). Broadcast Writing, 2nd edition, New York: McGraw-Hill, International Editions.
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. Stovall, J. G. (2002), 5th edition. Writing for the Mass Media, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. White, Ray (1990). TV News. Building a Career in Broadcast Journalism. NY: Focal Press.
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