Writing Scripts for Broadcast News

 

We get many questions regarding the creation of news broadcast scripts and the use of teleprompters.

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The Digital Rundown is Different

The modern, computerised rundown program is much more than it seems.

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Fieldwork: Working with your Cameraperson (or not!)

Here are some suggestions and observations on how to establish that relationship.

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Students Network for Election Night Live

Who needs an Electoral College when you have an Electoral High School?

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Scripting the News

When I first heard about scripting news packages, it seemed redundant and time consuming.

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You can be over or under - NOT!

As we saw last month, a good rundown program that calculates back-times can be a useful tool in planning and organizing a television newscast and making sure it runs to time.

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Writing Strategies

Active Voice

This is one of the basic commandments of broadcast writing, but one of the most ignored.

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Backtiming the News

Get your rundown cooking. Back-timing is the key.

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