NYFA's Broadcast Journalism Workshops are offered at our New York Campus only.
In the hands-on 12-Week Evening Broadcast Journalism Workshop, students are trained in the fundamental principles,
techniques, and craft of contemporary journalism through a combination of lecture, demonstration, in-class hands-on
production, and the students' own work. The course meets three evenings a week from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Students’
independent projects are shot on the weekends. In addition, some classes may be held on Saturdays.
Each student produces news projects, shot with a single-camera set-up edited on the digital editing software Avid
Media Composer. This intensive workshop provides a strong introduction to necessary digital and journalism skills.
As producers, students have to identify and make arrangements for their subjects, choose and secure locations, prepare
equipment, arrange the preparation and setup of the locations, and make final technical checks. Student journalists are
required to edit and deliver their projects for viewing and critiques. Projects to be completed are:
In the VO (voice-over) project students use video and natural sound to help tell a story. Each student chooses a topic, shoots video, writes copy, narrates and edits a 30 second segment. The VO encompasses the six skills at the very core of broadcast journalism: finding the story, reporting the story, shooting the story, writing the story, recording the narration for the story, and editing the story.
Each student introduces a newsworthy idea, initially as a “story pitch.” Students shoot their own footage, conduct interviews, write, edit and narrate. They also learn how to do “stand-ups.” The stand-up is the on-location appearance of the reporter on-camera. Graphic elements are developed for the story, including (but not limited to) lower-third ID’s and story locators. The News Package runs approximately 2 minutes in length.
An in-depth interview is an important way to use a character to tell a story. Students learn to identify good interview subjects, appropriate locations and work on the skills and techniques of asking questions that elicit news, a relevant story and/or important information. The “in their own words” piece will run approximately 4 minutes.
THE RESUME REEL:
When applying for a job, potential employers will ask candidates to provide online links to their Resume Reel. This brief compilation of stand-ups, story segments and interview excerpts is often a key deciding factor when it comes to scheduling a candidate for an in-person job interview.
Dates & Tuition
Tuition: $3,671 (USD) +
Equipment Fee: $259 (USD)
Location & Available Dates
For New York City:
Sep 18, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017
Jan 16, 2018 - Apr 7, 2018
Sep 17, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018
Please note: Dates and Tuition are subject to change