An Introduction to iNEWS (IN101) is a customized, hands-on training course for students who work in a broadcast environment and need to learn the fundamentals of the iNEWS application. Students learn the basic skills they need to log-in, navigate, and browse the system for assignments, news wires, e-mail, and messaging specific to iNEWS. Students also learn to create, compose and edit stories, and how to embed machine control commands within them. Producers and directors learn specific skills for constructing shows and rundowns.
Basics: All system users and personnel, including photographers, journalists and video editors who need only basic access
Scripting: Reporters, anchors, producers, sports and weather personnel who need to create stories for air
Producing: Producers and directors who need to manipulate and approve content for air
There are no prerequisites to this course.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Use basic functionality of iNEWS to manage stories, search wires, as well as look at daily assignment sheets and show rundowns
Use scripting functionality to set up the workspace, use script templates and write scripts both manually and with macros, understand and enter production queues and machine control instructions
Use production functionality to manipulate show rundowns, control the approval process, show timing, understand the link between scripts and broadcast devices, load the show for playout and make on-air changes