Mobile video on social media platforms – a broadcast educator’s next bet

As a broadcast/video production educator, you should always be looking for ways to adapt to your student audience’s viewing habits.

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The Breaking News Consumer's Handbook

The rampant misreporting that follows most events is so predictable that OTM has unintentionally developed a formula for covering them.

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My Journey to the MMJ Life

Ever since I was old enough to know what a job was, I knew that I wanted to be on the news.

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The Digital Rundown is Different

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

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News Judgement and Reporting

 As you move out into the journalistic world, you will hear it said of some reporters, producers and editors that they have "good news judgment." But what is that?

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The Job Market and Video

Job Market Goes from Bad to Worse
Annual Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication Graduates

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News Judgement and Reporting - II

NewsThumbWe continue with Part Two of Jeff Rowe's News Judgement and Reporting

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The Logistics and Strategies of Producing

NewsThumbProducing is an exceptionally difficult art. The time constraints are brutal:

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Outlook for Television News and Its Audience

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.

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The Origination of Broadcast Journalism

In 1937 Edward R. Murrow sailed with his wife, Janet, to London where he was to take up the post of chief CBS radio correspondent in Europe.

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PBS NewsHour

extraPBS NewsHour Offers Student Reporting Opportunities

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The Package

TypeA package is the backbone of a newscast.  You will be expected to turn in at least one package per day, if not more. 

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Privacy versus the Right to Know

One of the basic rights of all Americans is the right to privacy.

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The Package

NewsThumbThe foundation of any TV newscast is its packages.

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Pro Athletes and Sports Broadcasting

“100% of Professional Athletes Ultimately Experience Job Termination,” I frequently chant. 25% are bankrupt within the first year out, 60% to 80% get divorced, and over 75% go broke within two years out.

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Twelve Factors in Newsworthiness

Those involved in broadcast news must understand 12 factors that constitute news value, or newsworthiness.

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Producing The Newscast

Putting together a newscast that is informative, compelling, engaging and interesting is one of journalism's great challenges.

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Using a Prompter

When you go on the air for a thirty- or sixty-minute newscast, you'll have a complete script, but expect it to be revised during the broadcast.

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Producing The Newscast

Putting together a newscast that is informative, compelling, engaging and interesting is one of journalism's great challenges.

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Why be a Journalist?

We ask our fellow citizens to entrust us with a valuable role in society— providers of an objective and clear rendering of the news.

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Purging Cliches, Redundancies, and Euphemisms

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.

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Why is News Important?

Many have tried, but no one has really succeeded in defining news.

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Reporting Like a Pro

A newsroom is an exciting place. Everything from the anchor desk to board operations can be intriguing, and sometimes intimidating.

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Write, Report, and Produce

Ask any student in this high school media studies program what they like about it and you’ll hear the same thing:  they don’t like it; they love it! 

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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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Writing Compelling Leads

NewsThumbThe lead, which is the opening sentence of a news story, is the most crucial element of any report.

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Shooting an Effective Interview

NewsThumbInterviews range from casual street encounters to friendly chats and probing interviews.

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Writing Scripts for Broadcast News

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.

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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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Stacking the News

Gathering information and writing stories is only part of producing a good solid newscast.

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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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Students Network for Election Night Live

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

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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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Technical Aspects of Producing

NewsThumbVisualize two anchors relaying the news on an evening newscast. Except for the weather and sports anchors, the two news anchors are the foundation of the program;

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Accuracy Checklist for Journalists

Fewer editors in the newsroom mean that reporters have to step up their self-editing game.

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Ten Things NOT to do in an Interview

I’ve been putting together news packages for about 3 years now.

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