Broadcast Television Concepts
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Audio equivalent of b-roll, natural sound in TV
The written phrase that identifies the source of a fact, opinion, or quote in a story.
The practice of rehearsing the final segment of a news broadcast and timing it.
A short snippet of an interview chosen for on-air presentation.
A segment of a television newscast, usually defined as the content between commercial breaks.
A short (2-10 second) indent used as filler leading into and out of commercial breaks. Often a graphic or a simple fade out to or fade in from black.
Chroma Key (CK)
Removing a single color from video footage and replacing it with a graphic or video (referred to sometimes as greenscreenin
The words on the screen that identify speakers, locations, or story subjects.
A direct question intended to elicit a yes-or-no answer as opposed to an open-ended question intended to encourage a lengthy answer.
A reporter who files stories from outside the newsroom—usually someone assigned to cover events in another city, state, or country.
AKA the news ticker, a thin bar of scrolling text which informs viewers of any upcoming breaking news or weather alerts.
Fullscreen Graphic (FSG)
A still or animated image, usually computer generated, that takes up the whole screen, usually containing bullet points, statistics, or other information relevant to the story.
Casual, informal, and light-hearted chatter between the anchors, which can be used as a form of bumper.
A news story focusing on a personality or individual's story with wide appeal to a general audience.
Questions intended to steer an interviewee in a particular direction.
Put on the air in real time, not pre-recorded or pre-produced.
Scanning field tapes in order to pick sound bites, listen for and list specific snippets of natural sound, and provide a brief description of usable shots and where to find them on the tape.
A question phrased in a way that encourages a source to give a lengthy, in-depth answer—as opposed to a closed-ended question designed to elicit a yes/no answer.
The final three or four words of a news package, included in scripts to signal to the anchor and control room staff when the package is about to end so they can cue the next element in the program.
Lining up stories within a newscast based on their importance and relationship to one another.