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Print news stories have the 5 Ws, but broadcast news stories have the 4 Cs (correctness, clarity, color and conversational style). These four Cs still serve as the basis for broadcast writing and form a good framework for talking about broadcast writing styles. (Review 8.2: Writing to be Heard in your text). Here are the rules for writing broadcast copy (you can find more details and explanations in your text on pages 124-130):
    •    Use titles before names.
    •    Avoid Abbreviations, even on second reference.
    •    Avoid direct quotations if possible.
    •    Attribution should come before a quotation, not after it.
    •    Use as little punctuation as possible.
    •    Numbers and statistics should be rounded off.
    •    Personalize the news when possible and appropriate.
    •    Avoid extended description.
    •    Avoid using symbols when you write.
    •    Use visual cues in your writing.
    •    Use phonetic spelling for unfamiliar and hard-to-pronounce names and words.
    •    Avoid third-person pronouns.
    •    Avoid apposition.
    •    Write in the present context when it is appropriate.
    •    Avoid dependent clauses at the beginning of sentences.
The most common structure for broadcast news is called dramatic unity. This structure has three parts: climax, cause, and effect.
    •    The climax of the story gives the listener the point of the story is about the same way the lead of a print news story does; it tells the listener what happened.
    •    The cause portion of the story tells why it happened—the circumstances surrounding the event.
    •    The effect portion gives the listener the context of the story and possibly some insight into what the story means.
There are examples of story structure on page 128 – 130 in your text (See 8.2.2: Story Structure).
Assignment:  Produce a script for a newscast. Take Assignment #2: On the Spot News Story and turn it into a segment for a newscast. While still following AP Style, write a script for one anchor. You are writing in a conversational tone as outlined in your textbook.
    •    Do not simply read what you have already written for the previous assignment! You must change the written mews story to a broadcast story!
    •    Think about what the focus of your story is before you write it!
    •    Do additional research if needed.
    •    Use a conversational tone (as stated in text and above).
    •    Apply feedback given from the news story assignment. 
    •    Use quotes if needed to add to the story.
    •    Time limit: 1:30 minutes.
    •    Canvas allows you to playback your video before you submit, so you can record as many times as you need before. You will only have ONE submission attempt.


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