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Broadcast Journalism

Talanta Institute, Kenya


Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 2,709

Course Accredited By


  • 24 Months
  • On Campus
  • Vocational Training
  • Diploma

Every time a remote control is held and channels surfed through for news and professional coverage of happenings in the world, it is factual, well researched, candid and independent content that is sought after.

  • Detesting and therefore avoiding the archaic ways, Talanta Insitute blows sand out of gears and ensures every cog in this machine called Journalism runs efficiently, leaving no stone unturned to produce the best professionals the world can experience in journalism.
  • Trainers who are skilled as experienced practitioners pass on knowledge and skills with real-time relevance, using top class equipment and a practical hands-on, experiential learning encompassing Electronic Media, Editing News Script, the revolutionary New Media, Media Management, Radio and TV hosting, and print media.
  • Our students are not only prepared to occupy existing jobs but also to create jobs, through mentorships tethered to entrepreneurship, ultimately helping graduands navigate swiftly through their career.
    To be the face of cool and reliable journalism, come train with the face of cool practical experience

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • September 2023
  • January 2024

Semester 01 Media Literacy

  • History of Broadcast Journalism
  • Media Habits
  • Principles& practice of mass communication
  • Media law & Ethics
  • Citizens, Human rights & Public Affairs
  • Critical Appreciation of Art, Culture& Heritage
  • Elements of Broadcast News
  • Current Events

Semester 2 Writing In Broadcast 

  • Computer skills for media
  • Writing for broadcast journalism
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Hosting for Television (Writing to Video)
  • Writing to Time
  • Current Events-the: 30 VO
  • Using Reference Materials
  • Structure, leads, elements
  • avoiding libelous speech

News Stories

  • Types (breaking news through kickers)
  • Forms (VO, VO/SOT, RDR, Package)
  • Elements of the news package
  • Shooting the news package
  • Assembling the news package
  • Editing the news package
  • Photojournalism
  • Cross-cultural journalism

Semester 3 Field-Reporting

  • News reporting
  • Shooting usable video footage
  • Conducting the on-camera interview
  • Shooting telling B-roll
  • Composing interesting shots
  • Telling stories in unconventional ways

Capturing Sound

  • Microphones
  • Capturing Natural Sound
  • Capturing Primary Audio Track Sound
  • Mixing and Editing to tell a story

Semester 4 Producing/Editing

  • Judgment, fairness, balance
  • Nonlinear editing of stories
  • Telling a cohesive story (connecting SOTs)
  • Video documentary
  • Online journalism and social media

Student Projects Students will be required to produce smaller projects that may also air on TV. The goal of these projects will be to provide instruction on individual elements of production; however, they will also provide the student an opportunity to provide a public service, share their talents with friends, or to give voice to their more creative side. Based on merit, such pieces will also be eligible for the various competitions to which we will be sending our work, and students will receive a grade for their work.

  • Registration (Non-refundable) Ksh.3000 
  • Tuition Fee Per term Ksh.39000 

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