Grading Criteria

P3 – Comment on own radio news work with some appropriate use of subject
terminology.

M3 – Produce news material for particular formats to a technical quality that reflects near-professional standards, working independently to professional expectations

D3 – Produce news material for particular formats to a technical quality that reflects near-professional standards, working independently to professional expectations

Brief

And Here Is the News

You will prepare 2 -3 stories for two different news bulletins.

● research background material with suggested contacts, interviewees and fol-low-ups

● prepare draft treatments for each story for the two specified bulletins

● discuss and redraft treatments with tutor

● source and record interviewee(s)

● write and record copy, cues, voice pieces

● compile and edit each bulletin.

Submission

Tutor Observation of production process

Production documents in production folders

Final mix-down of News stories

Production Diary

Relevant Information

Identifying and handling stories: relevance to audience (differentiation, segmentation, international, national, local, local angles to national story); type (triumph, tragedy, human interest, VIPs, ‘and finally’); verifying information; depth of coverage

Using resources: maintenance of a news diary; compilation and use of call lists; news releases; phonecallers;

tip-offs; news wires and agencies; contacts; blogs; eye witness reports; first-hand knowledge; secondary research resources, eg internet, CD ROMs, journals, publications

Copy: for different purposes (bulletins, headlines, flashes); clear writing and sentence structure; simple accessible language; three-line cue structure; key to story in first line; abbreviated headline style; suitability of language to target audience; development of story in cue; correct use of name structure

Recording: health and safety; studio and portable equipment, eg hard disk, MP3 recorders, CD, MiniDisc™; use of remote sources (location, telephone, ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network),atmosphere; actuality (vox pops, interviews, archive material)

Presentation: popular style; serious style; conformity to editorial policy; presentation policy; appropriate duration; standard out-cues; for own outlets, eg classroom playback, campus radio, community radio, hospital radio, news day

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