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BCST 1144 - Writing for the Media

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

Grow your potential for employment in communications, media relations, and the news media. Explore how to write an engaging blog and develop the skills and confidence to work in any media newsroom. You’ll get much writing practice in this course and become well-grounded in the principles of journalism. Skills learned dovetail with BCST1148 'Interviewing for the Media' and, combined, offer the opportunity to vigorously stimulate your communication skill set.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$401.97

Spring/Summer 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 20376

Tue Apr 11 - Tue Jul 04 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - Jul 04 DTC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$401.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This class has been replaced by the updated course BCST 1154 – Writing for Traditional and Social Media www.bcit.ca/study/courses/bcst1154

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Define elements of effective media writing.
  • Apply effective writing elements to all media writing formats, such as news, reviews, and commentaries.
  • Increase your writing speed.
  • Organize information in a logical fashion for presentation to a target audience.
  • Construct a newscast and its components.
  • Adapt online media content for traditional broadcast and vice versa.
  • Create and maintain a blog.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

BCST 1144 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Broadcast and Media Communications - Broadcast Journalism
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Citizen Journalism
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion
  3. Entertainment Media Performance
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion

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