MCD503 : TV News and Current Affairs

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

This course provides a critical analysis of news and current affairs across electronic media. It also guides about the practical engagement with the texts, practices and organization of today''''''''''''''''s news media. News content, including its topics, genres and styles, is examined alongside industry organization and government regulation. An additional emphasis is on the role and duties of newsroom and people working in it.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course,

  • Students will have practical and in-depth knowledge of TV Newsroom.
  • Students will develop analytical skills and understand the treatment of news.

Course Calendar

Introduction to News Profession1Handouts1
News Processing and Management2Handouts1
Functional Aspects of News Room3Handouts1
Functional Aspects of Newsroom (Main Desk)4Handouts1
Functional Aspects of News room (International Desk)5Handouts1
Functional Aspects of News room (Sports Desk)6Handouts1
Functional Aspects of Newsroom (Weather Desk)7Handouts1
Functional Aspects of News room (Business Desk)8Handouts1
Functional Aspects of News Room (News room and Monitoring)9Handouts1
Quiz no 01
Nomenclature and Responsibilities of Reporters11Handouts1
Costume of a Reporter12Handouts1
Piece to Camera Reporting13Handouts1
Early News Presentation14Handouts1
Contemporary News Presentation15Handouts1
Assignment 01
News Presentation (activities behind the scene)16Handouts1
Good News Presentation17Handouts1
News Bulletin Preparation18Handouts1
Assignment Editor19Handouts1
Input Editor20Handouts1
Output Editor21Handouts1
Film Order22Handouts1
Visuals Selection and Arrangement23Handouts1
Visual Editing Punctuation24Handouts1
Catchy News Presentation27Handouts1
News Room Management28Handouts1
Newscaster''s Expression29Handouts1
News Rehearsal30Handouts1
News Bulletin Style32Handouts1
Newsreader, Newscaster and Newsanchor33Handouts1
Qualities of News Anchor34Handouts1
Pre-requisites and Qualities of Newws Anchor35Handouts1
News, Current Affairs and Infotainment36Handouts1
Current Affairs37Handouts1
Field oriented Current Affair programs38Handouts1
Indoor Current Affair programs39Handouts1
Evolution of Current Affair programs40Handouts1
Current Affair Producer41Handouts1
Making Que Sheet for Telecast42Handouts1
Kinds of Current Affair programs43Handouts1
Breaking News, News Update45Handouts1
News Sense46Handouts1
Economy of Words47Handouts1
News Anchoring 148Handouts1
News Anchoring 249Handouts1
Quiz 03
Body Language and On Camera Reporting 150Handouts1
Body Language and On Camera Reporting 251Handouts1
Body Language and On Camera Reporting 352Handouts1
Body Language and On Camera Reporting 453Handouts1
News and Current Affair Packages 154Handouts1
News and Current Affair Packages 255Handouts1
News and Current Affair Packages 356Handouts1
Conflict/Hard Zone Reporting 157Handouts1
Conflict/Hard Zone Reporting 258Handouts1
War Zone Reporting and Fixer60Handouts1
Live Reporting for Conflict Zone61Handouts1
Media Ethics62Handouts1
Principles of Media Ethics63Handouts1
Ethics of Electronic Media64Handouts1
Making of Current Affair Programs 165Handouts1
Making of Current Affair Programs 266Handouts1
Making of Current Affair Programs 367Handouts1
News Story Making 168Handouts1
News Story Making 269Handouts1
News Story Making and terminology70Handouts1
PTV News Story 171Handouts1
Role of PTV during Pak-India and Israel-Arab War72Handouts1
PTV News History 273Handouts1
News Casting in the Past74Handouts1
Video Editing 175Handouts1
Video Editing 276Handouts1
Script Editing and Video Editing77Handouts1
Satellite in Broadcasting78
Working of Satellite and Earth Station79Handouts1
Evolution of Satellite80Handouts1
Documentary Film81Handouts1
History and Evolution of Documentary Film82Handouts1
Television Studio83Handouts1
Television Studio and Responsibilities of Producer84Handouts1
Guidelines for Television Producer85Handouts1
Television Terminology; Overview86Handouts1
Television Terminology;Camera Shots and Movements87Handouts1
Television Terminology;Sound and Music88Handouts1
Television Terminology;Light and Floor Manager89Handouts1
Computer Graphics 190Handouts1
Computer Graphics 291Handouts1
Chroma Key92Handouts1
Background Narration and Commentary93Handouts1
Computer Assisted Reporting94Handouts1
Pre-requisites of a TV Job95Handouts1
Final Term
Note: This is tentative schedule , any changes, if made, will be intimated via announcement.
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