Writing for Electronic Media Test 3

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Writing for Electronic Media Test 3
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  1. Interviewing Tips
  2. Avoid yes, no questions
    •        
    • Do not write every question in advance
    •         
    • Do not discuss your questions with your
    • interviewee in advance
    • ·        
    • Remember to listen to their answers
    • ·        
    • Listen for usable sound bites
  3. Two things all journalist need
    • ·        
    • Curiosity

    • ·        
    • Persistence
  4. Unsung
    Journalist
    • ·        
    • People behind the scenes

    • ·        
    • Camera men /Sound techs

    • ·        
    • Everyone is part of the team

    • ·        
    • Few stories are the product of one person
  5. Should you use the sound bite?
    Does it give you more than you could craft into the story?
  6. Research Interview
    • ·        
    • Collects data

    • ·        
    • Provides background for the story

    • ·        
    • Suggest topics for the recorded interview
  7. Recorded Interview
    • ·        
    • Has a specific goal

    • ·        
    • Gathers usable sound bites
  8. Who should you interview?
    • ·        
    • Eye witnesses

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    • Experts on the topic

    • ·        
    • People affected
  9. Testing the Interviewee
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    • Do this during research broadcast

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    • Do they have life in their voice?

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    • Do they mumble

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    • Do they have a heavy accent?

    • ·        
    • Do they wander off course? (Ask questions that
    • keep their involvement short)
  10. How Short a Bite
    • ·        
    • Some are 10 seconds or less

    • ·        
    • Some say 20 is ok

    • ·        
    • Others leave it open ended depending on content
  11. Rules for write-ups
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    • Keep interviewee ID close to the bite

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    • Use a short complete general statement

    • ·        
    • Avoid repetition between write-up and the 1st
    • sentence of the bite

    • ·        
    • Avoid throwaway statements. And here’s … with
    • more
  12. Rules for tag out of SOT
    • ·        
    • You can put info here that didn’t fit in the
    • story

    • ·        
    • The interviewee can be renamed

    • ·        
    • You can use repetition (Use a key word and
    • repeat it in the 1st
    • sentence
  13. Formula for writing a story with SOT
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    • Consult with your producer for the story format

    • ·        
    • What is the TST/TRT (total run time)

    • ·        
    • Find your lead

    • ·        
    • Find your close

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    • Find your sound bites

    • ·        
    • Fill in the middle
  14. Running down tips
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    • Read newspapers

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    • Try to think of new angles

    • ·        
    • Read the sections you don’t like to read

    • ·        
    • You are never off the clock
  15. Words to connect viewers
    • ·        
    • Like these/ Here in
  16. Don’t let your words fight your visuals

    Proofing stories for broadcast

    Using proofing symbols

    Be flexible wherever you go to work

    Be able to write a script for TV then adapt it for radio.
  17. ·        
    Ambient sound
    -NATSOT
  18. ·        
    Bite-Actuality
    portion of sound bite used
  19. ·        
    Tag-
    Tag out of a sound bite or back to thestudio
  20. ·        
    Write-up
    –Content before the bite. Don’t giveaway the bite. Identify the person in the bite
  21. ·        
    Wallpaper-
    Used when the story is uninterestingfill video ex: crowd shots
  22. ·        
    On camera bridge-
    A stand up somewhere in themiddle of the story bridging two other elements
  23. ·        
    Feed point-
    Satellite truck or other place thattransmits your video
  24. ·        
    Back to back-
    Sound bites from separate sourcesedited together
  25. ·        
    Cold Write up-
    Sound biteinserted into a story with out ID of the speaker
  26. ·        
    Long Shot-
    wide shot
  27. ·        
    Photo Op-
    Time designated for the media to takepictures or video of someone famous
  28. File
    video-
    Video used from archives
  29. ·        
    Visual elements-
    The best stories are the onesthat the words support the visual

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