week over the course of spring term. (Please note that spring term is a very short andintensive period.) You
ll also be graded on how well you complete assignments given bythe professional staff.
: Tuggle, C.A., Carr, F., and Huffman, S (2011).
Broadcast News Handbook,Fourth Edition
(McGraw Hill). This book is available in the BYU Bookstore and at ﬁneonline booksellers everywhere.
Other required reading
: You will have regular, unannounced quizzes on current eventscovered in the New York Times. Free copies of the
are available in the BrimhallBuilding.
Other materials you will need to purchase for this class
(of which you will learnmore in the lab orientation):•At least two Mini-DV ﬁeld tapes•An external hard drive with at least a 500 GB storage capacity•Headphones•Microphone
: In the ﬁrst few weeks you will need to learn the iNewscomputer system and become comfortable with the Newscutter editing systemand cameras. We will be having orientation sessions to help you along.2.
: You twice-weekly lab days will include beat coverage and/or generalassignments for the Daily News newscast, which airs weekdays at noon onKBYU-TV Channel 11, as well as radio newscasts on KBYU-FM. You will beexpected to provide a story idea the day before your assigned lab day, where youwill either be given approval to work on your story idea, or you
ll be assigned adifferent one. Please make other arrangements with Chad Curtis if you areunable to attend the 12:45 p.m. story meeting. If one of your lab days is aMonday you should attend the Friday story meeting. Your stories should air onthe days of your assigned labs, unless you arrange or are directed to dootherwise. Each story will be critiqued and evaluated based on a rubric which willbe given to you.3.
: We will meet in the classroom on Mondays andWednesdays (3:00-3:50 p.m.). Dr. Cressman will provide instruction and leaddiscussions. We will also invite a limited number of guest speakers to class.4.
: We will meet in the newsroom on Thursdays and Fridays (3:00-3:50)where the professional staff will hold clinics to help you improve your work.5.
Learning reﬂection and individual consultations
: As faculty and staff, we willdo as much as we can to help you; we are fully invested in your success.However, in the ﬁnal analysis, you are responsible for your learning. You will beasked periodically to reﬂect on what you are learning, how you are learning it,and what would better help you learn. We may also occasionally have individualconsultations, in lieu of meeting as a class.