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1 TYPES OF STORIES & STORY FORMATS MC

2 TYPES OF STORIES Radio NewsTelevision News Readers Soundbites Wraps/Packages Readers VO VOSOT Packages (PKG)

3 RADIO STORIES Radio newscasts are short (1-5 minutes), so pacing is everything Readers: Words for the anchor to read (10-15 seconds) Soundbites: Words for the anchor to read, plus a short soundbite (20-25 seconds) Wraps/packages: Anchor toss to a reporter piece (mix of track and soundbites). In most newsrooms, these are no longer than 30 seconds. You will have more time for your stories in this class, but keep this in mind.

4 RADIO STORY FORMAT Name Slug Date Length This information will go on every script! In that order! Notice the exclamation marks!

5 RADIO STORY FORMAT - READERS DALE BLASINGAME PROPERTY TAX VOTE SECONDS YOU MAY PAY MORE TAXES NEXT YEAR. THE SAN MARCOS CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE TONIGHT ON A PLAN TO RAISE PROPERTY TAXES TO PAY FOR NEW BRIDGES. THE AVERAGE HOMEOWNER WOULD PAY AN EXTRA 25-DOLLARS A YEAR IF THE PLAN IS APPROVED.

6 RADIO STORY FORMAT - SOUNDBITES DALE BLASINGAME PROPERTY TAX VOTE SECONDS YOU MAY PAY MORE TAXES NEXT YEAR. THE SAN MARCOS CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE TONIGHT ON A PLAN TO RAISE PROPERTY TAXES TO BUILD NEW OVERPASSES. MAYOR DANIEL GUTIERREZ SAYS ITS THE CITYS LAST RESORT. BITE: No one wants to raise taxes. Ever. But its what has to happen to get new overpasses and bridges in San Marcos. (RUNS=5, OUTQ=IN SAN MARCOS.) THE AVERAGE HOMEOWNER WOULD PAY AN EXTRA 25-DOLLARS A YEAR IF THE PLAN IS APPROVED.

7 RADIO STORY FORMAT – PACKAGES DALE BLASINGAME PROPERTY TAX VOTE SECONDS YOU MAY PAY MORE TAXES NEXT YEAR. K-T-S-WS DALE BLASINGAME TALKED TO THE MAYOR -- WHO SAYS ITS THE ONLY WAY TO GET RID OF TRAFFIC NIGHTMARES IN SAN MARCOS. (RUNS=35, OUTQ=KTSW NEWS.)

8 TV STORIES Readers Anchor is on cam the entire time Often have a box graphic or some other side of graphic element Typically short(er) stories or additional information after reporter pieces (15-20 seconds)

9 TV STORIES VO Typically seconds Can start with the anchor on cam or can be completely covered Sometimes referred to as pacers

10 TV STORIES VOSOT Typically seconds Feature some VO, then a soundbite, then more VO Pick quality soundbites!

11 TV STORIES Package (PKG) Anchor introduction Often features a reporter live shot Actual story Reporter tag (if live) Anchor may have additional info at end of story

12 TV STORY FORMAT TV scripts have two columns You still need Name and Slug information on every script You will still write in all capital letters

13 TV STORY FORMAT - READERS (ONCAM) THE OLDEST BUILDING ON THE TEXAS STATE CAMPUS WILL SOON HAVE THE FRESHEST LOOK. IMPROVEMENTS TO OLD MAIN ARE SET TO WRAP UP NEXT WEEK. THE BUILDING GOT A NEW ROOF, A NEW AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND CREWS FIXED SEVERAL CRACKS IN THE WALLS. THE RENOVATIONS COST 3-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLARS. ON CAM B/GRAPHIC=FRES H LOOK

14 TV STORY FORMAT - VO (ONCAM) THE OLDEST BUILDING ON THE TEXAS STATE CAMPUS WILL SOON HAVE THE FRESHEST LOOK. (VO) IMPROVEMENTS TO OLD MAIN ARE SET TO WRAP UP NEXT WEEK. THE BUILDING GOT A NEW ROOF, A NEW AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND CREWS FIXED SEVERAL CRACKS IN THE WALLS. THE RENOVATIONS COST 3-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLARS. ON CAM TAKE VO

15 TV STORY FORMAT - VOSOT (ONCAM) THE OLDEST BUILDING ON THE TEXAS STATE CAMPUS WILL SOON HAVE THE FRESHEST LOOK. (VO) IMPROVEMENTS TO OLD MAIN ARE SET TO WRAP UP NEXT WEEK. THE BUILDING GOT A NEW ROOF, A NEW AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND CREWS FIXED SEVERAL CRACKS IN THE WALLS. SOT: Old Main is the most recognizable building on campus, so this is really special for Texas State to give it a facelift. We were really careful to maintain its tradition look, however. THE RENOVATIONS COST 3-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLARS. ON CAM TAKE VO TAKE SOT FULL RUNS=12 OUTQ=HOWEVER.


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