Core Module Information
Module title: Television News

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: JAC09123
Module leader: James Blake
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

Radio News

Description of module content:

You will examine different television reporting styles and techniques. You will engage in the production of live rolling news days: covering real-life stories sourced locally, nationally and internationally with the help of news feeds. News bulletins will include elements typical within the TV industry including reporter packages and shorter newsbelts. In this way, you will gain an understanding of the structure and narrative mechanisms in TV news bulletins. During the news days, you will be encouraged to cover sports news stories, report from Edinburgh courts and the Scottish Parliament.
You will take responsibility for pre-planning and producing TV news content to strict deadlines that reflect industry practice. In studios and newsrooms that imitate industry production facilities, you will produce TV news bulletins to industry standards. Voice coaching, camera workshops and technical support will be provided.
Prior to engaging in news days, you will produce an individually assessed television reporter package. You will also critically analyse issues around the evolving TV news industry and you will demonstrate an awareness of target audiences, mobile journalism, social media, the effect of emerging technologies on the industry and the legal and ethical framework within which broadcast journalists work (including broadcast regulation and legal compliance).
Skills learnt on Radio News are expected to be applied on this module. Legally and ethically sound journalism skills impartial, balanced, accurate and properly sourced reporting, advanced writing skills for broadcast outlets and the sourcing of original stories are basic requirements on this module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Produce originally sourced, well-structured and well written TV reports
LO2: Produce work individually and in groups that is legally and ethically sound as well as accurate, balanced and impartial
LO3: Produce broadcast work that is technically sound
LO4: Work in groups to produce TV bulletins to deadlines during news days
LO5: Demonstrate a critical understanding of target markets, broadcast regulation and current developments in the emerging converged news industry .

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: James Blake
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 56
Independent Learning Guided independent study 144
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 50 1-4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 30 1-4 12 HOURS= 0.25, WORDS= 0
Essay 20 2,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
JAC09123 TV News