741-2000 ext. 6321
Other times by appointment
Class meets: We will meet
each Wednesday for about an hour to produce the Northland News. You will produce
packages/VO’s/scripts on your own.
3 Credit hours
The mission of Park University, an
entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic
excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate
effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.
Students will learn to think critically when
they make decisions about the topic, content, and organization of TV pieces, and
also when they analyze the work of other professional journalists. This course
centers on effective communication. Students are encouraged to expand their
horizons, and to report on stories that address global topics and issues.
will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational
opportunities for learners within the global society.
TV Practicum is the most
advanced TV class offered at Park. This class will help you perfect and refine
your radio production skills, and help to prepare you for a professional career
This is a hands-on
laboratory course. You will work as a professional staff member of The Northland
News. As a final project, you will produce a professional portfolio of your work
that can be used as you search for professional employment.
I believe learning should be
hands-on process, and that teaching should be done using a variety of tools and
“Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence,
Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or
other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given
failing grades or expelled from Park.”
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another
person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through
carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper
documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report
absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed
work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through
unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but
unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive
weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be
administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not
be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a
course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans
Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused
absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the
appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports
of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for
students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will
be reported to the appropriate agency.
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE
I will not accept late
work!. This applies to all packages,
VO’s, scripts, and so on. The deadline for all packages and VO’s is 8 AM on
Wednesdays, and the deadline for all copy is 11 AM Wednesdays. Obviously, we can
not air late materials. If it’s not in, it’s a zero. Contact me IN ADVANCE if
you’re having a problem, and we may be able to make arrangements for an
alternate assignment for a later newscast.
Park University is committed to
meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special
assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students
concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park
University’s policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities and, to the extent of any
inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the
provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park
University’s policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the
Park University web page:
You will be graded on the
professionalism of your produced pieces, and on your professionalism as a staff
member of the Northland News. This includes attendance at our weekly broadcasts.
See the grading plan at the end of this syllabus for more details.
We will meet weekly, and
produce a live newscast. Your packages/VO’s will be done at your leisure.
1. (70%) Individual grade
for each Northland News. Grades will be distributed after each newscast/program,
and will be based on the professionalism of your packages. A sheet of criteria
will be distributed to each student.
2. (20%). Attendance at
weekly taping sessions. Newscasts will be aired live weekly, and your help is
needed during this production. This includes producing copy for our newscast.
3. (10%) Final project. You
will produce a portfolio of your work as a final project.