MCH210: Writing for Broadcast & New Media
This subject will prepare students to write engaging scripts for programmes on Television, Radio and the Internet. Writing techniques and approaches for news, magazines, reality programmes and the basic skills of journalism for both Television and the Internet will be taught. Forms and writing technique for radio is included. In addition peer reviewing and supervision of writing drafts will help develop quality of the students’ writing.
To introduce to students the various theories, concepts and characteristics of writing for Television, Radio and Internet programmes. To teach students the principle and techniques to writing for these programmes. To develop an analytical and critical perspective when writing, watching and hearing programmes.
Students will be able to write an adequate script for a variety of Television, Radio and Internet programmes and its audience. Students are able to provide a critical analysis of the content and style of programmes for Television and the Internet. To create strong writing samples for students’ future portfolios.
MCH101 Introduction to Mass Communication
MCH152 Media Writing
Robert L. Hillard (2008) Writing for Television, Radio and New Media, 9th edition
Stovall, James G (2009) Writing for the Mass Media, Massachusetts: Allyn & Bacon
(10%) Presentation 1: Topic, Problem Statement & Research
(10%) Presentation 2: Treatment & Concept
(20%) Presentation 3: Script & Storyboarding
(10%) Presentation 4: Aesthetics & Technical Execution
(20%) Research & Report