Conventions of Television News
In this presentation I will be explaining the conventions of
television news.
• Archival footage
• Interviews
• L cuts over visuals
• Titles to tell us names
• Music at the beginning – serious, stride...
• Form: TV news bulletin
• · Structure: Headlines, news
reports, sport, weather
• · Content: Current affairs
• · Technical...
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Conventions of television news

  1. 1. Conventions of Television News In this presentation I will be explaining the conventions of television news.
  2. 2. • Archival footage • Interviews • L cuts over visuals • Titles to tell us names • Music at the beginning – serious, strident, forceful, official • Ident – world, colour coding of BBC, names of cities, • Mid shots of anchor behind newsdesk • Seeing the newsroom behind • Photos – slow zooms • Rack focus • Representation of anchor – serious, formal • Anonymising faces etc • Additional information provided visually
  3. 3. • Form: TV news bulletin • · Structure: Headlines, news reports, sport, weather • · Content: Current affairs • · Technical conventions: Codes and conventions • · Mode of address: Formal, serious, informative (Commercial tv news a bit less formal) Tries to be objective
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