Inquiry: Review Chapter 11 of your Media Writing text (Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith). Summarise the key points of this chapter, and answer the question: What are the key differences between writing for broadcast and print-based media?
- Broadcast is less detailed, its condensed and there is not much time for the reporter.
- Addresses, ages and other details are left out unless necessary to the story’s germane.
- Must be written as you would speak, and simply.
- Must be clarified.
- Slang must be spared.
- Print writing is more detailed and can develop greater stories.
- Punctuation must be used correctly and grammar is important.
Practical: In Week 4, you interviewed someone and wrote a short article using their speech. Return to this interview, and write that news story as a very short broadcast audio-visual script. You can use a single or two-column format as per the examples provided in the Study Guide lesson. Read the story aloud and adjust if required to cater for speech/ear(ie. you may need to simplify it). Post your script to your blog.
|Two parents agree their daughter is the most important thing to them.||View image on Twitter|
|Lisa and Scott Andrews had their first and only child when they were only young.||View image on Twitter|
|Every decision they ever made and did revolved around their daughter Kaitlin|
|They are proud parents.|
Technical: Complete Quiz 7–Words
- Read Chapter 9of Hicks, English for Journalists (Punctuation) to prepare for this quiz.
- Complete the quiz so that you get 100% correct (you will be able to make numerous attempts).
- Reflect on this briefly on your blog –Did you find the questions difficult? Did you have any problems in specific areas?
I found these questions easy, they were fun to answer.