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Producing a News Package

Producing a News Package

This class will take you through the entire process of creating a news package - from pitching the project to crediting the talent.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

From story pitch to broadcast-ready package - this is a hands on workshop that takes students through the process of creating a news package. Pitch a story idea, set up and conduct interviews, gather b-roll, write a script, edit your piece, and create a final package including how to write a lead and tag, properly attributing and identifying materials and interviewees. Along the way you’ll learn to incorporate sound journalistic practices into every news story. The journalist’s responsibility to objectivity, solid research and fact-based reporting will be covered. Instructor: Heather Aveson

Pre-requisite: Field Camera I & Edit I


  • Mon, 01/30/2017, 6:00 PM
  • Mon, 02/06/2017, 6:00 PM
  • Mon, 02/13/2017, 6:00 PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.