Week 7

Inquiry

Media Writing (Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith) Chapter 11 key points

The key points include (in no particular order)

  • Applying the inverted pyramid structure
  • Broadcast writing should be written conversationally such as when talking to a friend
  • try to avoid hard to pronounce words and if they are required, put in the script how it is pronounced as if the reader mispronounces the word it can make them lose credibility
  • avoid past tense
  • punctuation is used differently in scripts to imply pauses or exaggerate words
  • A broadcast script needs to flow rhythmically to the story
  • Use the active voice
  • make the broadcast interesting for the audience

What are the key differences between writing for broadcast and print based media.

journalism began as a print based media and stay that way until the introduction of radio and television. journalism that utilizes television and radio as well as the internet is called broadcast journalism and is different to print media in the fact that it must tell the story in a limited time where the broadcaster acts as the eyes of the listener but needs to be written for the eye. broadcast media needs to be short and succinct to keep the listener interested where as print media can go into more detail as the reader can go at there own pace.


 

Practical

This is how i converted my week for story into a broadcast script

 

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Close friends Christopher Rosenkranz and Liam Douglas discussed what was most important to them today. They each agreed that while there were lots of things they cared about, there respective partners meant the most to each of them.

 

TAKE SOT

Chris Rosenkranz SOT

RUNS=

OUTQ….

TAKE SOT

“I just love spending time with her doing nothing or catching up on our favorite TV series such as Game of Thrones or Vikings.”

 

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Chris, working full time and living with his partner, a full time university student also joked about how if he had of said his true love was actually his computer he would be sleeping on the couch. while Liam, who lives with his girlfriend on the university campus talked about how they find time for each other around there busy schedules.

 

TAKE SOT

Liam Douglas

RUNS=

OUTQ….

TAKE SOT

“you’d think we’d get sick of each other but the amount of time we spend in class as well when we’re with friends, it works perfectly. We always have dinner together though”.

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he then went on to add how they support each other

 

TAKE SOT

Liam Douglas

RUNS=

OUTQ….

TAKE SOT

”I play a lot of sport so she always comes and watches and cheers, and its really great to feel the love”.

 

 


Technical

this weeks quiz involved finding the correct answer between a few options which had slight syntax differences, this wasn’t all that difficult as i got 7/10 originally but there were a few that stumped me.

 


References

Ramsey, J., Smith, R. and Whitaker, W. (2016). Mediawriting: Print, Broadcast, and Public Relations. 4th ed. Routledge, p.Chapter 11.

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