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