COM4308 - Convergent Newsroom Practicum

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Media and Communication
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This non-timetabling and project-based practicum course aims to let students discover the practice of television newsroom operation and television news reporting and production in English or/and Chinese. It is designed to enhance students’ skills and knowledge of visual information processing, television story editing and production, and television newscast production through actual operation of a newsroom-like setting. Special emphasis will be placed on TV news reporting, editing, and production, TV newsroom operation, and the effective use of video production equipment. Students will work as a television journalist on different positions in a newsroom, use the digital video equipment to gather news information, process information, edit the news stories, produce news stories in the Chinese and international contexts, and broadcast it through appropriate media outlets. Students will deal with real-life issues and challenges of TV news reporting business. As any professional news organization would require, students are expected to produce timely and proficient news stories and newscast.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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