Broadcast News <ul><li>Broadcast vs print journalism </li></ul>Which is better, TV and radio or print journalism? <ul><li>Print journalism provides a level of depth, context and information that television and radio can't supply.
Through to power of dramatic video and audio, broadcast journalism offers an emotional appeal, realism and immediacy that printed stories can't match.
Watching, listening to news stories also requires less intellectual effort than reading a complex news story in the paper or online. </li></ul>
Broadcast News <ul><li>Some critics of broadcast journalism say it treats news as entertainment, evading complex issues while sensationalizing conflicts , crimes , car chases , etc.
Both print and broadcast journalism have their strengths and weaknesses, and do stories a differently.
Numbers: Round them off and spell them out. </li></ul></ul>
Broadcast News <ul><li>The elements of a TV news broadcast: </li><ul><li>Anchor lead: The introductory portion of a reporter's story that the news anchor reads live on the air – introducing the reporter's story.
Package: A self-contained report that includes the recorded narration of the reporter and the recorded excerpts of interviews with the people featured in the news story.
Reader: News copy that the anchor reads on camera without illustrative video
SOT: Stands for sound on tape. Refers to the recorded image and voice of an interviewee on tape. Also known as a soundbite. </li></ul></ul>
Broadcast News <ul><li>The elements of a TV news broadcast cont'd. </li><ul><li>Stand-up: The place within the reporter's story where he or she appears on camera and addresses the audience directly.
Super: The writing that appears on the TV screen below the head and shoulders shot of the person talking. Also called a c.g. Or chyron.
Talking Head: Another name for a soundbite or SOT.
Voiceover: The voice of the anchor as he or she reads news copy over video. Also called a VO.
VO/SOT: Short for voiceover/sound on tape </li></ul></ul>
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