Telecommunications | Writing for Electronic Media
T211 | 10723 | Haywood Smith, L
Semester: Spring 2005
Catalog #: 211
Class #: 10723
Instructor’s Name: Lynda Haywood-Smith
Name of Course: Writing for Electronic Media
Course Description as stated in the COAS Bulletin): “Style, form,
and preparation of written materials for electronic media.”
Course Objectives/Goals: Writing for the Electronic Media
provides an introduction to basic media writing principles. Students
will learn to sharpen their grammar and composition skills, and
discuss selection and treatment of content for the media. The class
will discuss and practice formats used for news broadcasts and
screenplay format used in television and feature films. We will
discuss and practice other forms of media writing, such as
copywriting for the advertising industry and public relations
writing. By the end of the semester, you should be able to create
professional copy in the proper media format.
Course Format: Lecture
Grading Procedure: TBA---There will be several types of assignments
ranging from creative writing assignments to evaluating media
writing that you see on a daily basis.
Required Texts: Hilliard, Robert L., Writing for Television, Radio,
and New Media, Eighth Edition
Strongly Recommended: Hacker, Diana, A Pocket Style Manual, Fourth
Meeting Times: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 – 5:15.
Requirements fulfilled by this course: TEL-T 211 may fulfill a
course requirement in the TEL Design and Production emphasis. This
course is a requirement in the HPER Sports Communication major.