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TV News Anchoring

PRAN Media Institute
TV News Anchoring
  • Regular (Monday - Friday)
  • Weekend (Saturday - Sunday)
  • Correspondence
Duration : 3 Months, 6 Months, 1 Year      Eligibility : 10+2
University : » Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar
                      » Mahatma Gandhi University
At the networks the TV news anchors present the news. You know the people -- the ones sitting there behind a desk (or in the field) telling you what's happening in the world that day. Whether broadcasting from a small local station or manning one of the network's primetime broadcasts, TV news anchors compile news stories and deliver them.

The Skills You Need
Being a news anchor requires a number of skills, the first of which is a comfort in front of the camera. There's an element of show business in the job of a news anchor -- not only do you need to be comfortable in front of the camera but you need to make people want to watch you. The latter may not be something you can learn but, certainly, gaining comfort speaking to the camera is a skill you can hone.

A news anchor also needs to be able to think on his feet. While many anchors will read scripts -- off of a teleprompter or notes on their desk -- information can also be transmitted aurally. If news is breaking information may be fed to an anchor on the spur of the moment from a producer. The anchor needs to be able to listen to what's happening and then relay the information to the audience in a clear and concise manner.
  • Introduction to News
  • History of Journalism
  • News Gathering Skills
  • Script Writing
  • Structure of News Bulletin
  • Camera Rehearsals
  • Voice Modulation
  • Personality Development Skills
  • Weather Bulletin
  • Sports News
  • Panel Discussion
  • Talk Show
  • News Reporting Phone In Interviews
  • Practical
  • Final Project