Category: 09. Producing: Broadcast

Video edits explained

When you watch a movie or a TV news story, are you aware of the editing? If the answer is no, you’re probably watching a good example of how to do it well. But if the result is so seamless…

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Creating stronger audio for your TV stories

Turns out you can learn a lot about creating better TV stories from a guy who focuses on audio.  Adam Ragusea teaches at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism and hosts a podcast called The Pub.  He presented at the…

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Behind the scenes in TV news

Producers, assignment managers, directors–viewers don’t see what they do but TV news couldn’t exist without them. San Francisco station KRON has decided to share The Backstory in a six-part series, taking viewers behind the scenes. “There is something naturally compelling about…

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How a TV newscast is produced

ABC affiliate WMTW in Portland, Maine, produces four and a half hours of news each weekday plus weekend morning and evening newscasts with an on-air staff of 16. This week, the Hearst-owned station put together a behind-the-scenes video to show…

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4 surefire tips for more effective TV writing

Reporters usually get all the credit for great broadcast writing, but if you consider the amount of writing TV producers do in a single day, you’ll understand why we thought WXII-TV’s Executive Producer Brian Neal might have some good advice…

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Station says shorter stories serve audience better

At WXII-12 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the newsroom has been rethinking the way it delivers news to viewers on air, now that so many are consuming content on smartphones. “The biggest change I would say from when I started in 2000…

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