Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:00

Year One TV assessment



We are looking for TV package of 80 to 100 seconds' duration. 

Please supply a studio link for the item, with in and out words and exact duration -- to the second. 

It should be suitable for a Kent Regional TV station.

The piece should include at least two interviewees.

The story should use VO, but won't have a piece to camera (we do these in year 2).

There are no other restrictions on content and approach.

Candidates may use material from any source, subject to copyright.

Please supply a script. Also, a short note in the Rationale box, explaining why you think the piece is newsworthy; why you chose your interviewees; any regulatory or ethical issues.

The assessment will be marked according to the following guidelines. (Quality of journalism is the most important factor.) 


Studio link: 10 marks

Is the studio link, or cue, accurately and competently written. Does it sell your story?

Script and reasons: 10 marks

Is your script complete, including interviewees' words? Does it write out of the cue? Do your reasons for doing the story make sense?

Journalism skills: 30 marks

This judges your skills as a reporter. It takes into account the quality of your sources, the accuracy of your reporting, the angle you have chosen for your story and its relevance to your audience.

Technical competence: 20 marks

This assesses the technical qualities of the piece, quality of sound and pictures; and the accuracy of your edits. 

Understanding of principles: 20 marks

Have you demonstrated a grasp of the principles of producing a television news piece? Have you structured your story correctly? 

Presentation: 10 marks

Do you look and sound like a professional reporter?

Total: 100 marks