ERIC Number: EJ889933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
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The Informative Speech as a Television News Package
Thorpe, Judith M.
Communication Teacher, v18 n1 p36-37 Jan 2004
Objective: To expand an informative speech into a television news package. Type of speech: Informative. Point value: 5% of course grade (Note: The original informative speech is worth 10% of the course grade). Requirements: (a) References: 3; (b) Length: 30 seconds; (c) Visual aid: 3; (d) Outline: Yes; (e) Prerequisite reading: Chapter 14 (Whitman & Foster, 1987), Chapter 15 (McKerrow, Gronbeck, Ehninger, & Monroe, 2000), Chapter 14 (Andrews, Andrews, & Williams, 2002), Chapter 13 (Zettl, 1985), Chapter 11 (Gibson, 1991), Chapter 9 (Berner, 1991); (f) Additional requirements: Need use of television camera and editing station. This assignment demonstrates the interrelationship between speech communication and mass media. Having students take the components of an informative speech and placing the components into a "news package" teaches students how to effectively organize a television news package. Moreover, this assignment teaches students basic television production and news techniques (e.g., source attribution, editing techniques) and illustrates the value of effective visual aids to communicate the information. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Descriptors: Photography, Public Speaking, Editing, Visual Aids, Television, Mass Media, Speech Communication
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