TV News - What does it mean?


(plural news channels)
a TELEVISION channel dedicated to NEWS, often operating continuously

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 - Origin - 
News: The English word derives from the 14th century as a special use of the plural form of "new". As well as in Middle English, the equivalent word "Newes", just like the 
French ; Nouvelles and the German ; Neues.
- Description -
Information about ongoing and current events, delivered to the public through different media such as printing, internet, social media, papers, radio, broadcast and electronic communication.
- How to -
First and foremost you must create a headline/lead/pitch-line that short and concise - by focus and angle - tells the reader or in this case viewer about what it is they are about to read/watch.

Set up; 
- Introduction
- Block (presenter talks)
- Sync and actuality
- Images (cutaways, static or dynamic)
- Main body
- Conclusion

Five important aspects to focus on and think about when planning for your newscast/interview; 

1 . Focus and angle
2. Who are the sources and what type of sources is referred to? (Primary / secondary)
3. How many blocks and syncs?
4. What cutaways will you need? The framing of the shots?
5. How is the interview set up ?

"The Reversed Triangle"

This means in journalism and news, that you start your case/news show with the conclusion first. This is a style that is sometimes also referred to as ´Front-Loading´, Which all in all means that all of the most important information regarding the case and/or news show is put first. This gives either the reader or in this case viewer a chance to get a quick summary of what type of content they are about to see. This should catch and intrigue them to stay put, but it also helps the viewer in the way of getting a quick establishment that helps them to make a quick decision on whether to keep watching, switch to the next channel or simply just not pay attention to the TV.

- When we talk or tell, we have to do it in this order - First, then, thereafter, and finally.

E.g; First we are going to see this youtube video of kittens, then we will talk to Mr. Pringle from the cat shelter. Thereafter we are going to see a reportage about lost and found cats that has turned up at the shelter, and finally, we will see how one of the cats have got a new life in its new adoptive home.

Order to go by;
- First, the consequences of the action that takes/took place
- Then, what we see as the most important
- Thereafter;
- Background
- Pre-history
- Commentary
- and at last, details

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Previous notes from education at Mysen Videregående
- Media and Communication studies -

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