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Unformatted text preview: BROADCAST METEOROLQGY COﬁRSE
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The purpose of this course is to. teach meteorology majors how to use their knowledge of
Weather in the. ﬁeld of broadcasting and to enable them toget jobs in this ﬁeld if they
choose. Although the communication skills learned in this course are directed toward - 1
graduates planning .a career in the broadcast industry, it is my hOpe that all-meteorology 1
students may beneﬁt, no matter what. their chosen career may be. 1 This course will be graded on attendance, performance and the “X” factor! The “X”
factor is completely up to me. . .are you in this class to learn or to get a credit hour? Show
up‘prepared, and you’ll get an easy “A” and most likely, a job. Show up unprepared and.
disruptive, and you won’t do so well. Don’t show up at all, and you won’t pass.
. Attendance: 50%
“X” factor: 25% I. TELEVISION STATIONS .
A. Markets (how cities rank-and where you-can expect to ﬁnd your ﬁrst job)
ADI (area of dominant inﬂuence. . .where they’re watching you) B.
D. Ownerships of stations
- E. Ratings, HUT levels and why they’re important
F. Commercials: their purpose, targeting an audience
6. Promotibns ‘ i '
II. PEOPLE AT TV STATIONS
A. Newsroom (making sure you don’t write your cover letter to the wrong
person) ‘ ' ‘B. Product-ion Department 1-...
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. IV.- D. Management General Manager
Promotions Director Production Director 9999‘?" III. TELEVISION TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
B. Production terms '
C. Writing terms
D. News terms At this point, we move into the stucﬁoflﬂ IV. THE NEWSCAST
A. Behind the scenes
C. On the air
1. Teleprompter, Chromakey wall, cross-chat, teases, tags, intros, scripts,
' rundown . FINDING YOUR FIRST JOB A. Writing a resume, cover letter
B. Your ﬁrst videotape
C. Your ﬁrst interview
' E. Agents: do you need them? _ ‘VI. ON THE AIR A. Basic rules and etiquette
B. Make-up and wardrobe
C. Safety ...
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- Spring '08