Filipino journalist Kara David shares free journalism, TV scriptwriting tutorials

Kara David tutorials
Filipina broadcast journalist and UP Diliman teacher Kara David presents her free journalism and TV scriptwriting lessons based on her decades of experience via YouTube. Photo screenshot from Kara David YouTube.

Multi-awarded Filipino broadcast journalist and University of the Philippines teacher Kara David is sharing free video tutorials for students and teachers of journalism and TV scriptwriting.

David’s first 5-minute YouTube video shows the journalist and teacher giving tips on the use of video illustration, how to write sentences for broadcast, and writing a report outline.

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The GMA Network news anchor-correspondent and UP Diliman College of Mass Communication teacher announced the good news on January 8, 2021, in a Twitter post.

“Decided to start making youtube tutorials on TV scriptwriting/journalism,” the news reporter tweeted. “My first video is about the basics of TV Writing. Sana makatulong sa mga estudyante ng komunikasyon at aspiring TV journalists.”

The original version of the video was intended for the teacher broadcasters of the Department of Education (DepEd) since the current schoolyear shifted online, and soon to be on TV, due to the coronavirus disease pandemic.

The Pinas Sarap TV host and Project Malasakit founder shared that she modified her video for the pupils and all aspiring TV journalists.

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“I originally made this video for the teacher broadcasters of DepEd,” Kara said in her YouTube video description. “I decided to re-edit it and modify it to help students and aspiring TV journalists. Note that these tips are based on my 20 years experience on television. They are not supposed to be the standard for all TV writing 🙂 Enjoy!”

Kara David’s initiative gained positive responses from the public. Here are some Twitter posts showing appreciation for the easy-to-follow tips:

https://twitter.com/NikkoBacason/status/1347702112726130689

“Thank you for supporting my youtube channel,” the journalism teacher addressed supporters in her Twitter post on January 12. “Tutorial number 2 will come out hopefully by the end of the week.”

Kara David is one of the country’s top broadcast journalists who were tapped to train Teacher-Broadcasters for the DepEd TV productions that serve as the “new normal” learning tool for students without an internet connection.

Among Kara David’s awards is the 2019 Bronze World Medal from the New York Festivals for her I-Witness documentary, “Bilanggo ng Isipan”.

WATCH Kara David’s journalism and TV scriptwriting tutorial video here and SEND CHEERS for her initiative to help aspiring broadcast journalists:

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