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Unformatted text preview: event we meet at the beginning must change over the course of the story. 10. The tone should be conversational lofty language only confuses readers. 11. Television urges immediacy, so write in the present tense. Use past tense for things that happened in the past but emphasis should be on what is the newest information. 12. Attribution? Introduce the people speaking quickly, either in the narration before they speak, or in a chyron. 13. Stand-ups? Some stations like to see their reporters. It is a form of branding. Traditionally, the stand-up was a bridge between different points, especially when there was no video for what is being talked about. There should only be on stand-up in the piece. Anything more makes you look like an egomaniac. 14. Live shots ins and outs when you begin, and when the anchor knows you are done. 15. You need sound and images. It all begins while gathering....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course JOURNALISM 1111 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at Temple.
- Fall '10