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

Austen Prager VOSOTVO

Adam Bakst VOSOTVO Project

Multimedia Whip Project

News Story PKG Project

Whip Project – Cory Draper

Dave Eiland Story

News Project Senior Athletic Trainer

Final Video Project

Your Choice Project

Florida Focus Project

Read Deanna’s web story here:

Deanna Salt Florida Focus


Social Media Project

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Published by JeanetteAbrahamsen

I am an instructional designer and TV news instructor at the University of South Florida. My passion for innovating learning led me to pursue my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Instructional Technology. I love creating media to enhance eLearning and foster online engagement. I teach students to create multimedia stories for broadcast, web and social media platforms. I lead the Florida Focus class where students produce daily news shows that air on Tampa's PBS station. My reporting classes collaborated with Tampa's NPR station to produce award-winning stories. I am an Emmy Award-winning journalist. I produced thousands of hours of TV news in some of America's largest media markets at Tampa's NBC station, San Diego's ABC station and the San Diego Union-Tribune. I also produced immersive 360-degree virtual tours at the University of South Florida and reported for Hashtag Our Stories.

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