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By Phillip O. Keirstead

During this textual content for college students in tv information and broadcast construction classes, Keirstead (Florida A&M collage) discusses how tv information is produced and introduces the function of electronic and automation applied sciences. utilizing an available and interesting type, he starts off with an outline of the newsroom, the function of the scoop manufacturer, and the fundamental construction actions, then examines the mixing of expertise in the course of the levels of manufacturing a news bulletin.

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Prior to the development of automation if you typed: SUPER Mayor James Baldwin on the left side of a script, the following actions had to take place: 1. Someone had to look in a slide file and see it contained a super slide that said Mayor James Baldwin was in the file. If it was, the slide was taken out, and put in a slide holder with other super slides. Before the broadcast, the slide holder and a list of the slides to be used had to be delivered to the projectionist, who inserted the slides in a special slide projector.

If you made a mistake, you did a retake on film. Even long on-camera pieces were memorized, paragraph by paragraph, and then shot in several takes. Shoot silent film, mainly in daylight, using a spring-wound camera, and if one were lucky, a light meter to adjust lens settings. Shoot sound film. A maybe, depending on station policy, and whether or not the station used one-person bands (reporters who shot film and re- THE HEART OF THE NEWSROOM 27 ported by doing sound interviews from behind the camera and then filming themselves doing short on-camera introductions).

In some cases, a breaking story would lead. m. If police intervened and captured the robber, it may be worthy of a lead. But what if the robber did not show a weapon and walked out with what appears to be a small sum of money? So recent occurrence alone does not make a lead, unless station policy calls for a late-breaking crime, accident, or fire story when available. A major national story, such as a breakthrough in medical research, especially if it has a local tie-in, might make a good lead for some broadcasts.

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