BJC3102 - Introduction to Broadcast Journalism

Year of Study:3
Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45hours
Prerequisites: BJC1001 News Reporting and Writing in Chinese

BJC2001 News Reporting and Writing in English

or with the Instructor’s permission and upon endorsement of the relevant Chairperson and Programme Director
Module Description
This module aims to provide students with basic understanding of different aspects of television and broadcast news in a modern society. Students will be introduced to a number of technical and non-technical skills, including script writing, directing, and hands-on camera and studio skills such as lighting, sound and editing.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:
  1. explain the brief history of broadcast journalism and its future trends;

  2. articulate an in-depth understanding of broadcast news writing techniques;

  3. demonstrate enterprise and creativity in major kinds of broadcast news reporting and coverage;

  4. practice ethical and socially responsible broadcast journalism; and

  5. gain experience by exchanging ideas with industry professionals.