Module Title:TV Research and Writing
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A mix of lectures, tutorials, presentations and screenings.
Module Aim: To understand and apply the roles of a television researcher and broadcast news journalist.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain and apply a number of different research skills and methods
LO2 Develop and demonstrate writing skills.
LO3 Develop and demonstrate interpersonal communications skills.
LO4 Develop group communication skills
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Factual TV
1. Originating stories. 2. Identifying contributors. 3. The pre-interview. 4. Pitching a story/contributor at an editorial meeting. 4. Booking contributors. 5. Writing a brief. 6. Sourcing archive material. 7. Identifying suitable locations. 8. Ethics when dealing with contributors. 9. Writing intros, links and outros for TV.
News & Current Affairs
Research for news & current affairs stories. Verifying sources and news stories. Planning & writing news & current affairs stories. Treatment of stories. Writing to pictures. News audiences.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Pitching stories 1,2,3,4 30.00 Ongoing
Practical/Skills Evaluation Research and write research briefs for various genres 1,2,3 30.00 Ongoing
Practical/Skills Evaluation Researching news & current affairs stories and writing to pictures. 1,2,3,4 40.00 Ongoing
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab/Lecture Every Week 3.00
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 4.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in TV and Media Production 3 Mandatory
CW_EETVM_D Bachelor of Science in TV and Media Production 3 Mandatory