Skills and Qualities of Successful Newscaster


The British Academy for Training and Development presents a Training Course on News Coverage. We offer this course to all professionals who want to acquire solid skills in News Coverage and News Casting, whether for political or miscellaneous topics.

A Newscaster is the person who reads the news scripts, in the final stage of the news casting process. It is better for the newscaster to participate in in the pre-news casting stages, by editing or participating in the preparation process of news, this concept is known in the news agencies as the Editor- Newscaster, as the newscaster holds a great responsibility, since his task is not only a regular job to be done, but it depends basically on the passion for learning and the psychological readiness and openness for new perspectives and information. There is also a variety of elements behind the audience relationship with the newscaster, most important of which is the person who reads the news scripts, many of newscasters have the perfect ability to eye contact with the audience, but many newscasters read news scripts without looking at the camera, which results to boredom of the audience. The problem was solved long time ago by using the Teleprompter, which is very useful in maintaining eye communication between the newscaster and the home audience, where newscaster reads the script and looks at the camera at the same time. Some news channels rely on the Western style: each news script has its own crew, for example; the News Broadcast on 6 PM has a different crew than the News Broadcast on 9 PM, in addition to 3 broadcasters for each program, one to read the general news, the second one for sports news, and the third specializes in reading economic news. While there are some channels based on 2 broadcasters to read only the general news, and some other channels rely on only one newscaster.

Objectives and target group

The British Academy for Training and Development provides this course for the following categories:

  • Directors and owners of TV stations.
  • Editorial staff and professionals in charge of processing newsletters.
  • TV Broadcasters and Newscasters of all topics (Economic/ Political/ Entertainment).

How participants will benefit from the course:

After completion of the Course program, trainees will be able to master the following:

  • Detailed knowledge of the basics of conduct while on Camera/ On Air.
  • Learning the basics of TV and radio broadcasting.
  • Acquiring necessary experience in News Casting.
  • Overcoming the fear of being on Camera.

Course Content

  • News Coverage and its significant role in the Media.
  • Effective Strategies for delivering successful News Broadcasting.
  • Editing texts and news scripts.
  • Understanding effective skills in news production and the application thereof.
  • Creativity in News Production.
  • Understand the 4 Basic Audit Stages for News Scripts and Reports.
  • Proper conduct while on Camera.

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Course Cost

Note / Price varies according to the selected city

Members NO. : 1
£2900 / Member

Members NO. : 2 - 3
£2320 / Member

Members NO. : + 3
£1885 / Member

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