The Media House: News exercises
The Media House is part of the three introduction modules with news exercises for each of the introduction modules: print and web production; radio journalism; and TV journalism.
For the first 12 weeks of the course, the students are divided into three groups (appr. 13 students/group), each group works with one introduction module for four weeks. The fourth and last week of the module, all students (40) join forces in the Media House newsroom for exercises in multichannel publishing of news, where the acquired knowledge and skills in each introduction module are applied.
In these exercises the students work as a news organization in editorial offices at news desks for radio, TV, and print/web. The group from each module primarily work with radio, TV, and print/web respectively, but the radio and TV groups also produce texts for the print/web section during the Media House weeks.
Thus, the Media House news exercises occur at week 4, 8 and 12 of the course and each student will do the exercise week three times over, one for each channel in relation to the three introduction modules.
The exercises are carried out under realistic circumstances with daily editorial staff meetings, research, interviews etc. alongside publishing of news for the public in radio broadcasts, TV broadcasts, newspapers, and web papers/social media.
The students take on different roles at the news desks every day in order to work with as many different positions as possible. Each news desk (radio, TV, print/web) has one or more editors, who will all meet daily at 8 am for brainstorming. At 8.30 am there are news desk meetings in which every reporter is expected to bring at least one idea. The students work primarily with local news and current affairs, but also national and international news with local angles and applications.
The last day of each Media House week is reserved for evaluation and assessment. In the morning each news desk group (radio, TV, print/web) evaluate all four weeks of the module by discussions in the group and individual written evaluations. In the afternoon the Media House news exercise week is discussed and evaluated by all students verbally.
Handle the techniques required for news and current affairs journalism within radio, TV and print/web, and for multichannel publishing.
Carry out interviews and edit news and in-depth reports.
Plan, produce, and publish news and current affairs journalism on different platforms.