TV 1 assessment


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

Please supply a studio link of up to 20 seconds for the item, with in and out words and exact duration to the second. The piece should include at least two interviewees. It should be suitable for a Kent Regional TV station. It should not have a piece to camera. It should use VO. 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 explaining why you think the piece is newsworthy and why you chose your interviewees.

The assessment will be marked according to the following guidelines. Quality of journalism is the single 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


 What does this even mean?! 

1) It should not have both a piece to camera? 
2) It should use VO?
Confused is not the word.


Meaning you shouldn't shoot yourself looking directly down the camera, presenting. Instead we need to record the voice over on an ediroll and put that onto final cut (like how we did for radio). Hope that makes sense :)

Basically what Sarah said. You're not supposed to do a piece to camera, which means you being filmed talking to the camera. You learn how to do that properly in second year.

Instead you record links on an edirol and put them over video of whatever your story is.

Yr1 TV assessment deadline