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Attribution o Goes at the beginning of sentence for clarity The lead o For broadcast stories about complex events, the script may have to set up the theme o Newspaper lead o Broadcast lead Reporting and writing to tape o A story may include: An interview Voice-over silent tape Tape with sound of an event and reporter’s summary o May take hours or days to plan, shoot, edit, write o Story may run for 90 seconds (at the most, generally) o Multiple shots are taken o Broadcast stories are generally circular, repeating theme at the end o Broadcast write must marry natural sound, visuals, interviews with the story Interviewing o Pre-planning is essential o Questions should be short and to the point o Keep in control of the interview with gentle guidance Before the interview: make the subject comfortable
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o Describe the general area you questions will cover Don’t tell what the questions will be Before beginning, chat to dispel nervousness o Explain the setting Which mike subject should speak into Where to look: at you or others – not at the camera – unless necessary o Before beginning, chat to dispel nervousness Show an interest in the subject’s area Help gain subject’s confidence o Don’t act like you know it all Prepare so subject believe you understand them o Know what you’re looking for
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  • Fall '10
  • MelissaAlpers-Sprngers
  • Passive voice, 30 seconds, 90 seconds

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