TV News Reporting

Write and tape two segments for a demo reel

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  • Mondays 6:45-9:45pm ET, 4 sessions full schedule

To land a job as a TV reporter, you need a demo reel. Period.

In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of television reporting while you manage tight deadlines, draft news scripts, and deliver news content. You'll prepare two taped appearances to add to your demo reel -- shot by a professional news camera operator. We'll review piece-structuring techniques, how to deliver live coverage, and how to set up and conduct an on-camera interview.

Students will also save 20% if they choose to continue their reporting practice in Stephanie Tsoflias' Reel Reporting course.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Draft a TV news script that's informative and entertaining
  • Write and speak for a television audience
  • Deliver a news stand-up
  • Set up feature pieces
  • Understand the editing process and translate your needs to editors

By the end of class, you will have:

Two taped appearances.

Students who have taken this class have landed jobs at:

CBS Interactive, Fox Business Channel, Fox Philadelphia, and News 12.

Stephanie Tsoflias is a reporter and anchor at News 12 in New York City, and the founder of Reel Reporting. She has also worked as a reporter and anchor for for WZVN and WBBH, the NBC/ABC duopoly in Fort Myers, Florida. While in Florida, Stephanie made national news herself when a black bear made an appearance on live TV during the noon newscast. She has also conducted an exclusive one-on-one interview with Vice President Joe Biden on the campaign trail and produces and hosts a crime prevention segment called Know Your Enemy. Stephanie's stories can also be seen on Fox News Channel, CNN, and MSNBC.

  • "I recommend this course to anyway looking for an introduction to television news -- whether your interest is reporting, editing, or writing. Stephanie is so skilled and easy to learn from. I can't say enough about Stephanie and her professionalism. Thank you for offering me the opportunity to learn from her!"

    Julie Parise