J219 Associate Producer – 7 weeks

Classes meet: 2/3; 2/10; 2/17; 2/24; 3/3; 3/10; 3/17

This course will train students in the basic skills needed to work on a professional Frontline production for national broadcast. With Frontline’s high journalistic and production standards for documentaries, these will be skills that students can take into any newsroom or independent producing project.

Class will consist of quick turnaround assignments, paired with real world examples and guest speakers. Students will be introduced to the basics of how to research potential characters and write producer-ready memos, plan and book travel for large crews, organize and maintain media databases, as well as handle licenses, research archival footage, and fact-check scripts.

The course will be an eight-week mini course focused on practical skills, and is open to both first and second year students. At the end of the course, students can apply for a limited number of paid internships on current Frontline productions. These positions could continue into the summer, and would count towards the Journalism internship requirement.

Details

Instructor(s):  

Time:  Th 3:00 - 5:00

Location:  101 North Gate

Class Number:  17523

Section:  003

Units:  1

Length:  7 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  12

Restrictions & Prerequisites

This course prioritizes television and documentary track students but is open to all tracks, first and second years.