Week 6 (17/3): Writing radio news

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So far you’ve written a news story and a TV news story. Now it’s time to go for the third style of news writing – a radio story.

You will employ the same brevity as a TV news story but this time the emphasis will be on the ear rather than the eye.

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

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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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Week 4 (3/3): Performing a voice-over

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Recap Week 3

Last week you formatted a script, added SFX and music and wrote questions.

Now it’s time to record yourPodcast or Audio Feature.

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Week 3 (24/2): Formatting a script

young women with mics making an audio story or podcast
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Recap Week #2

Last week you wrote a short audio story about Sydney using 3 Act Structure.

It was then time to use 3 Act Structure to write up your idea for an Audio story/podcast.

Soon you’ll be recording your story/podcast, so it’s time to format it in an easy-to-read and clear manner.

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