TV, RADIO AND EMERGING MEDIA WRITING
TREM 2616 MZ11 (Course Code 7381)
Monday, 11 – 12:15 Via Zoom, Fall 2021
- Immediately following Zoom sessions
- Zoom Conferences: Email me for appointment
Mailbox: 304 Whitehead, TREM Office
Phone: 718.951.5600 ext. 2792
(e-mail is always the best way to contact me)
SAVE THIS COURSE OUTLINE
(download as a Word doc here). IT CONTAINS GUIDELINES FOR ALL OF YOUR COURSE WORK FOR THIS TERM. IT MIGHT BE UPDATED, BUT THE MOST CURRENT VERSION WILL ALWAYS BE POSTED ON BLACKBOARD.
This course focuses on the skills needed to write for radio and television. We will be working with news, documentary, comedy/drama, and advertising. We will have recorded workshops in each of these areas. You will have a writing assignment in each of these fields. You will email each of these assignments to me by the due dates listed below. Class interaction among students will be conducted on Zoom and Blackboard.
This is a fully online class, which means that all of our work will be done online, via Zoom, email and Blackboard (Bb). We will meet via Zoom on regular Mondays at 11 a.m.
Because I will be posting guidelines and samples of each type of writing on Bb and OneDrive, there is no required text for this course. There are no exams, either. Please make sure that the email address you listed in your personal information on CUNYFirst is accurate. If it isn’t, go to BC WebCentral/MyInfo/Personal Email.
Also, you should check your spam filter regularly for Brooklyn College messages.
Feel free to search this syllabus whenever you have a question about this class. Most of your questions will be answered here.
If your English or writing skills are not up to college level, you should go over all assignments with a graduate tutor in the Writing Center before submitting them. See here.
You must have access to MS Word for this course.
TV/R 1165 and English 1010 are prerequisites for this class.
Final grades will be based on the following percentages:
News writing assignment 20%
Documentary writing assignment 20%
Comedy or Drama writing assignment 20%
Advertising assignment 20%
Class Participation on Blackboard 20%
All assignments must be completed to pass this course.