MCM516 : TV News Reporting & Production

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Course Info

Course Category

Mass Communication

Course Level


Credit Hours



MCM101, MCM411


Mr. Uzair Ahmed
M.A. (Mass Comm)
University of the Punjab

Course Contents

Creativity and Idea generation for TV, Pre-requisites of a creative producer, Refining an idea for production, Concept Development, Research and reviews, Script writing, Pre-production phase, Selection of required, Content/talent, Program planning, Production Phase, Camera work, Lights &Audio, Post Production phase, Linear editing and NLE, Mixing and effects, Selection of a news, Editing of a news, Writing of a news, Compilation of a news, bulletin, Presentation of a bulletin, Making special bulletins, Technical Codes/Terminology/ Production, Grammar, Types of TV Production, Sources of TV news, Functions of a reporter, Beats for reporting, Structure of a News Department, Sections, Electronic field production, Live Transmission, Qualities of a news Producer, Duties of a news Producer, Assignment/News Editor, Shooting a news film, Preparation of Special reports, Interviews, Vox pops and public opinions, Back Ground Voice/voice over, Spoken words and relevant visuals, Talk show and Forums, Functions of various departments of a TV set up, Programs Department, News and Current Affairs, Coordination between different TV departments Engineering, Transport, Finance, accounts and Marketing, Technical Store, Library and Traffic.