Looking for an accredited distribution outlet for your students’ work?
Budding student journalists interested in producing their own news stories will gain invaluable guidance, experience, and confidence thanks to “You Tell It” (www.YouTellIt.com).
One week into college, my journalism professor gave a lecture on what journalists need to know—except he didn’t really explain anything.
As a broadcast/video production educator, you should always be looking for ways to adapt to your student audience’s viewing habits.
Shooting interviews for your next video project? Follow these tips to make your interviewees comfortable and get the best results.
Telling the truth is our job as reporters, but it’s much more complicated than it might seem.
In news and documentary work, the safest and most professional approach to handling controversial subject matter is to suppress your own views and biases and present both sides of the issue as fairly as possible.
Although research conducted by Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism: The State of the Media reflected on the economic decline of local news television stations, shrinking staffs, and the sharing of news content among stations, there is still hope for television reporters.
Broadcast Sports Writing is really not all that different from Broadcast News Writing. You want to take the same basic principles from News and Journalism and apply it to Sports. However, there are some things that you can do with Broadcast Sports Writing that you can’t do with Broadcast News Writing.
Regardless of the news subject, news value or format and technology that delivers the information, someone must gather the facts and organize them to tell the story.
Choreographing or pre-planning your newscast is done at every TV station and should be done properly at your school.
The task of the radio or television writer is to tell complicated stories using the simplest possible words, sentences and paragraphs.
In last months article, Jeff Rowe talked to us about purging cliches and reduncancies. This month, he continues with jargon, technical language and legal pillows.
Thanks to the Student Video Network (SVN) initiative at eSN.TV, your students can earn valuable video production experience-and a shot at national recognition for their efforts.
eSchool News founded the SVN to give students across North America the chance to experience what it's like to be real news anchors and reporters. Now, beginning this month, students can upload their own videos to eSN.TV for consideration.
Cliches sap the life out of a story just like a whiff of sewage can ruin a supper party. Unfortunately, broadcast, web and print news writing is soaked with cliches. We have a profusion of raging brushfires, heavy winds and tragic accidents.
Two years ago, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University began working with the Stardust Foundation of Scottsdale to put new life into high school journalism programs.
Many of you have hopes of anchoring news. How long it takes you to end up at the anchor desk depends mainly on two factors.
In this article, part two of Delivering the News, we continue our discussion of the qualities you need to anchor or report in front of a camera or microphone.
Last month, Jeff Rowe talked about interviewing Tactics and Techniques: Drawing people out and getting them to speak from the heart. This isnt always possible. If the interview is likely to be a difficult or even hostile one, be prepared.
While conducting an interview:
This article focuses on the important and complex issue of ethics, one of the cornerstones of good journalism.
Real people in real conversations rarely use as many hackneyed phrases as journalists do in their scripts or in print. In this, the last installment of Jeff Rowe’s series on Euphemisms, Clichés and Redundancies, see how many clichés you can find in this one-act play called:
When I was a younger girl and the attacks of 9/11 began, I remember rushing to my grandpa’s house with my parents so they could watch it on the nightly news.
One of the things that I have worn as a badge of honor since I began teaching is finding ways to impress the “not so informed” with shiny things during our broadcasts.
Here are some suggestions and observations on how to establish that relationship.
Welcome to part two of our focus on News Broadcasting. This month we move from the planning stage into the actual production of the school news broadcast.
How can you grade fairly when students are doing different assignments with different deadlines?
Rubrics are commonly used grading tools and Google will yield many pre-made versions that you can just download. DON’T!!!! Create your own rubric that reflects what you can realistically expect of YOUR students.
Broadcast journalism students don’t need to know everything before they do anything.
Last month, we discussed the choices a storyteller (reporter) must make in gathering the raw material for the story including TOPIC, FACES, INTERVIEWS, B-ROLL.
only good storytellers. So what makes a good storyteller? What makes ONE story memorable?
How to Polish Your On-Air Delivery
Your school broadcast is a small, in-school daily news and information program. How hard can it be to sit at a desk and read the news?
Interviews on TV are quite common, and not just during the news. Interviews are so popular, entire shows are built around the idea of one person asking another questions.
Interviewing people about their life gives us insight into the world that we live in.
Drawing people out - getting them to speak from the heart - is one of the journalist's most challenging tasks. Interviewing is both an art and a science.
Good interviewers get better material because they are able to put the people they interview at ease, establish a rapport, and win their trust.
Over the last two issues, Jeff Rowe has been teaching us about interviewing. In his first article, Jeff talked about interviewing Tactics and Techniques: Drawing people out and getting them to speak from the heart. Last month, he focused on the Difficult Interview. This month, Jeff teaches us how to Interview the FBI Way.
Whether you're interviewing your family for grandma and grandpa's 50th anniversary, the CEO of a business for a training video, or even a politician for a news story; there are a few tried and true tips used by the pros that can help you put together a clean and polished interview.
Teaching News Production at your school may be called a number of things, Broadcast Journalism, TV/Video production, Digital Media Arts, Communication Arts, Visual Arts, Video Journalism, Multimedia Arts and many others.
As a follow up to the article last spring regarding the EZNews Newscast Production System, School Video News has asked us to create a series of articles related to frequently asked questions regarding newscast productions. This month, we’ll visit the topic of script writing for a teleprompter.
Becca Habegger is a multimedia journalist at WBIR in Knoxville Tennessee.
From a small after-school club to six classes a day and over 250 top awards, Jeff Rudkin's (IN '07) video production program has grown into a national model of excellence.
On January 27, 2005, thousands of people from around the world gathered in Poland to observe the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The historical significance of the event drew widespread media coverage, and organizers had set up an exclusive press area where journalists could do their work.
Broadcasters are increasingly called upon to use their professional voice and presentation skills in live telecasts.
Nearly four years ago, and ten years removed from college, I embarked on a project to help young journalists in ways I felt I had missed.