TV Anchor / Commentator
— David Brinkley, American Newscaster
Gone are the days when there were news readers and comperes who would host quiz programs. TV anchoring has evolved into an art. A whole new set of people with specific skills, have emerged who host news shows, live events and reality shows.
A career as a TV anchor (Program/News), requires the incumbent to keep the viewers informed about the event/ program that they are reporting. It could be news analysis, a cricket match, news debate, live broadcast of Independence day, comedy show etc. The TV anchors should have detailed knowledge and information related to the show. Anchors and journalists work with teams of camera people and reporters. Anchoring is not only about passing on the information but about presenting the same in an interesting and entertaining manner. They have to anchor and present the show keeping in view the objective and mood of the show.
A commentator is an expert who reports a live match on radio and/or television in real time. S/he specializes in reporting or commentating on sporting/other events. Commentator is career meant for experts as one has to understand, analyse and talk about the particular sporting event. Thus many former players become commentators although people from outside have also gained success. Sunil Gavaskar, Navjot Singh Sidhu, are former cricketers but Mandira Bedi was an outsider, who rose to fame during ICC cricket world cup in 2003 and 2007.
What will you study in a Course of Radio and TV Journalism.
Most of the courses offered at PG Level are made with the objective of developing high level of competence in creative communication through spoken words and visuals, to create awareness of global broadcast and television Technologies, to develop skills of Tv Radio reporting/ anchoring/ production and presentation and to develop competence in camera handling/ video editing / sound recording / use of audio and video software.
The syllabus of IIMC Delhi comprises of the following
1. Communication: Concept and Process
2. Media law and Ethics
4. Media Planning
5. Creativity and Campaign Planning
6. Public Relations and Corporate communication
7. Digital PR and Communication
8. Oral and Visual Communication
9. Production Techniques and Methods
10. Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Research.
Are your Aptitudes and Personality suitable for becoming a good TV Anchor / Commentator?
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