Broadcast News Production

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.

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Broadcast Sports Writing

TypeBroadcast 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.

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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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Contribute to eSN.TV and Earn National Recognition

StudentVideoTopThanks 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.

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Euphemisms, Cliches and Redundancies - Part Three

TypeReal 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:

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Fiber Optics in the Field

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.

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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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Interview Styles

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.

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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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Interviewing Tactics and Techniques

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.

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Interviewing Tips

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.

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Intuitive Work Flow for Newsrooms

NewsThumbTeaching 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. 

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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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Lights! Camera! Excellence!

Bat0From 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.

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Live Shots

Broadcasters are increasingly called upon to use their professional voice and presentation skills in live telecasts.

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