How does this apply to theknowledge of a Producer? ‘Viewers are entitled to expect that programmes are accurate and true and the audience must not be misled. Therefore you have to make sure no interviews are biased or drawn to one side then the other otherwise the story becomes misleading.
Truth & Accuracy Channel 4 and Five take the issue of viewer trust very seriously. Viewers are entitled to expect that programmes are accurate and true and the audience must not be misled. This obligation applies to all types of programming, including entertainment programmes with factual elements. Portraying real events, whether in documentary, features, factual entertainment, drama or any other programme, which the viewer is entitled to take at face value, must respect truth and accuracy. Programmes must be honest, fair and accurate and must not mislead viewers.
Relating biased opinion back toAileen Biased Opinion: The documentary we watched on a serial killer Aileen can be considered to be biased due to the fact of the way they presented the documentary. Overall you know that they looked at all aspects of Aileen yet they focused more upon the people who knew her and respected her. Therefore there was more positivity on the subject then negativity although it was a negative story.
Rules and Regulations for aProducer. Secret Filming Individuals must not normally be filmed or recorded secretly for inclusion in a programme unless approved by the broadcaster in advance. Programme-makers must set out in writing their justification for covert filming/recording. It must satisfy the provisions of Section 8.13 of the Code. Before any secret filming is undertaken, there are detailed guidelines you must follow. See Channel 4’s and Five’s internal compliance procedures and rules contained within the Appendices
Task 2 Truth and Accuracy – Nick Broomfield Reconstructions – None Secret Filming – Only one secret filming came up in the making of Aileen the night before the execution took place she wanted one confidential convocation with him. Payments- None People under 18 – There were no one under the age of 18 in the documentary in itself. Fairness and Privacy
Pre- production techniques Glossary Biased – favouring one opinion side or person over another. Balance – A state of equilibrium Impartiality – not partial or biased but yet a fair; impartial judge Objectivity – the quality of being objective Subjectivity – proceeding from taking place in a persons mind rather than the eternal world Representation – action or speech on behalf of a person, group, business house, state or by an agent, deputy or representative. Access – ability, right or permission to approach, enter, speak with or use; admittance: they have access of files. Opinion – a person view, attitude or appraisal. Privacy – A state being free from intrusion or disturbance in ones private life or affairs. Contract- an agreement between two parties or more.
Payments ● Do not make payments to sources or contributors without reference to and the approval of the broadcaster. This does not include modest out-of-pocket expenses e.g. to cover meals and taxi fares, which are unlikely to be problematic. ● You must seek advice from the programme lawyer before making or promising to make any payment to convicted or confessed criminal. You must not make any payment or promise to make anypayment to any
Relating back to documentaries In two programmes which we have watched both show biased sides to them. Supersize me obviously wanted to target the audience in how bad the food was but at the same time trying to make it fair and to show the audience that not only is it bad it is but looking into court cases. But although they showed a biased side they tried to balance it by showing you the addiction of some fast food stores and the ways in which the sales and marketing manipulates and draws in customers. Again with Aileen they used people who knew, loved and respected her.
Relating to our news report Brief. In our upcoming news report there’s a lot of details we have to make sure are correct before starting to gather information and edit our final piece. Biased opinion – We need to make sure that even though we may have our opinions on the stories that the stories we broadcast are true and reliable. We need to make sure anyone we interview on the subject matter gives two opinions on the subject in hand. We need to make sure the audience do not receive force accusations.
Balance – there needs to be balance on both sides of the story yet again we cannot give audiences our personal view. Therefore give them an impartial judge. Representation – Hopefully we could interview someone who represents the subject matter. Giving us a clearer view of the subject matter and how they are dealing with it. Privacy – As a news reporter you will need to understand what can be said on a matter of subjectivity.