Broadcast News Project Examples

When grading your video projects, I base most of the grade off of whether you had a wide variety of shots (at least one extreme close-up, regular close-up, medium, wide, high angle, low angle, over the shoulder, etc.).

You are most likely to get points taken off if your interviews are not framed well (ex: if there is too much headroom or not enough lead room). Also, if your interview is not lit well or backlit, that will cost you more points.

I’m a huge fan of nats pops, so the more nats you use, the better your grade will be.

At the beginning of the semester, I will base most of the grade on if you have the technical skills to use your camera, edit software, YouTube and WordPress. As we get closer to the end I ask questions like:

  • Is this video airable? Does it look professional?
  • Is this story compelling enough to broadcast on my newscast?
  • Would I suggest you use this video on your resume?

If I answer yes to those questions, then you will get an A.

I also suggest you ask yourself these questions before you submit your projects:

  • Is there value in this for viewers?
  • If I spotted this video on social media, would I share it?
  • If someone sent me this video, would I watch the entire thing?
  • Would I watch it more than once?

Here are examples of how other USF students completed the projects in this class

Montage Project

Edit Project

https://usfbroadcastnews.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/edit-project-practice/

https://usfbroadcastnews.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/austen-prager-vosotvo/

https://usfbroadcastnews.wordpress.com/2018/02/11/adam-bakst-vosotvo-project/

Multimedia Whip Project

News Story PKG Project

https://usfbroadcastnews.wordpress.com/2018/02/24/whip-project-cory-draper/

https://usfbroadcastnews.wordpress.com/2018/03/18/dave-eiland-story/

https://usfbroadcastnews.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/news-project-senior-athletic-trainer/

Final Video Project

Your Choice Project

https://pillucerem.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/your-choice-project/

Florida Focus Project

Read Deanna’s web story here:
https://usfbroadcastnews.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/deanna-salt-florida-focus/

Blog

Social Media Project

Example #1:

https://storify.com/NadaBlassy/how-apple-took-a-bite-out-of
https://storify.com/NadaBlassy/social-media-project

Example #2:

https://storify.com/Prinadean/getting-started
https://storify.com/Prinadean/how-to-promote-a-story-with-instagram#publicize

Example #3:

https://storify.com/MarielG613/duraghistoryweek-starts-todayhttps://storify.com/MarielG613/social-media-project

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