Week 5 (10/3): Writing for television news

Al Jazeera English newsroom. Photo: Paul Keller/CC/flickr


Class discussion: How do you interact with TV news?

Elements used in TV news:

  • A script written by the reporter
  • On-location footage featuring the reporter and interviewees
  • Video footage supplied by a cameraman
  • Archival footage
  • Still images and graphic images (tables/charts/cartoons etc)
  • A news anchor/presenter
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