Writing for TV

Self-Paced Learning
Course Duration
93 minutes
Language of instruction
Certificate Price
100 QAR - 28 USD$
Joining for Free without paying the certificate fee, you cannot obtain the certificate; you can only watch all the videos, readings, and quizzes.
About This Course

A lot of people who watch television don’t actually “watch” television. They might be doing something else while the TV is on. So what we say is as important as what we see.

“This is a family of six children. They are facing food shortages due to prolonged drought and crop failure.”

“Hafiz Bissad has a wife and six children. They haven’t eaten today. They didn’t eat yesterday. They probably won’t eat tomorrow.”

Which script made you want to know more?

Well, we’re going to give you the skills to grab people’s attention. We’re going to help you create strong sentences with impact. 

If you’re in the field or in the newsroom, we’re going to give you the skills to turn a good script into a great one.

I’m Rob Matheson, join me for the Writing for TV News Course by Al Jazeera e-Learning.

Course Objectives

Students of this course will gain an in-depth understanding of the following aspects of writing for TV news:

  • Writing in a conversational style.
  • Writing to pictures.
  • Using verbs and adjectives for TV news writing.
  • Using the active voice.
  • Avoiding cliches, jargon and journalese.
  • Avoiding redundancies.
  • The dos and don'ts of writing for TV news.
  • Writing for news from the field.
  • The importance of language.
  • Problematic words and phrases.
  • Teasing a story.
What do I get from this course?
  • Full lifetime access.
  • Paid Certificate.
What do I need to take this course?
  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • A Computer or Mobile with Internet Connection.