2022 Specializations

2022 Specializations

Anchoring and On-Air Performance (FULL)

Improve your on-air performance skills. From anchoring newscasts and going live in the field, students will learn new techniques and get to practice and improve their level of performance. They will also learn the finer points of shooting standups for TV news stories.

Filmmaking: The Reel Narrative (FULL)

This will be a hands-on workshop for aspiring documentary filmmakers looking to expand their audio-visual storytelling skills. The workshop will focus on filming a compelling character through interviews and b-roll and basic editing, all toward creating a polished short story.

News Writing (FULL)

At the core of journalism is the story. In this advanced course you will take your news reporting skills to a new level. Learn about fact finding, the inverted pyramid, how to conduct interviews and more. Be careful though, fact errors will kill a story.

Photojournalism (One Seat Left!)

We will take a detailed look at the importance of still images telling a story. Special emphasis on capturing moments and various elements of composition. We’ll take a look at prize-winning pictures, artistic material posted to Instagram and photos published by globetrotting UF alumni from London to Beijing. You will develop a new set of eyes to look at the world through your camera. Photos for your publications and personal images will get noticed.

Social Media STORYTELLING

It takes more than a funny video or catchy trend for a brand to build relationships and trust with its audiences on social media. Engaging content must put your audience first, provide value and tell stories that make people care. In this specialization, you’ll learn to think strategically about a brand’s social media, listen to what your audience is saying online and create content for a variety of platforms, such as TikTok, Instagram and Twitter. Together we’ll build the hands-on social media skills you need as a communicator in today’s digital world.

Sports Reporting (FULL)

Students will receive hands-on experience just like the pros. They will produce, shoot, interview and edit their very own sports feature. We will discuss what it takes to make it in the sports field and how important networking and practical experience are to reaching success. It will be a fun, action-packed week for young sportscasters.

TV News Reporting

With basic training with cameras, editing and scriptwriting, students will cover assigned news stories in the field and generate news packages for presentation. Teams of students will cover an assignment, with each student getting to write and edit his or her own version of the story as a news package. Each student will shoot a stand-up for their story and create voiceovers.