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Radio News, Reporting and Production ­ MCM515
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LESSON 12
TYPES OF NEWS STORIES VI
SPECIAL NEWS
The emergence of so many radio channels has created an atmosphere of competition and in this
competitive era listeners demand more than just what is termed as hard news. A quality news bulletin is the
one that contains as many segments as it can. The segment contains something to tell listeners about
fashion, family, foods and social events; and the reviews of television, plays, radio programmes, films, etc.
Lifestyles:
In lifestyle following aspects of a society may be covered:
Receptions
In different organizations, departments or other official or educational set-ups, whenever there is a fresh
arrival of any officer, he is welcomed in a formal way and a kind of function is arranged in his honour. This
function is to be covered.
Farewells
Likewise, on retirement or transfer of any important official, he is given a farewell party where his
colleagues and other figures of society gather to say words in his honour. These functions are to be covered.
Sometimes a get-to-gather is arranged at tea-time or dinner and these occasions carry a lot to be recorded
and to be made a part of news bulletin.
Entertainment
Functions and personalities in showbiz always have a potential to attract listeners' ears. News about actors,
actresses, singers, etc. is put in a news bulletin. Showbiz functions such as recitals (music programmes),
music shows, charity shows, film festivals, award ceremonies, film-openings, etc. make news. These
functions are to be covered.
Fashion
Happenings in the world of fashion make news. While covering fashion news following important things
must be concentrated:
a)
What's in?
b)
What's out?
c)
New trends
d)
Top models
e)
Models' interviews.
Engagements and Weddings
News of engagements and weddings of important figures in a society also fall in special story types.
Sports:
Sports news items are given special place and space in a news bulletin. People, more than anything else are
interested in listening to stories about sports. News becomes most important when one of the teams playing
is listeners' own country's team. All of the news values, i.e., prominence, progress, human interest, conflict
and consequence, contribute to the importance of this type of news.
In big radio organizations there is a separate department of reporters, writers and editors for the coverage
and treatment of sports events.
Literature & Art:
Something new and interesting in the realm of literature and art makes news.
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The following are the important areas to be covered in this story type:
Literary Personalities
New Literary Works
Nobel Prize
Criticism
Books
Articles
Painting and sculpturing
·  Famous artistes and sculptors
·  Forms of art
·  Realism
·  Impressionism
·  Romanticism
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Table of Contents:
  1. WHAT RADIO IS:HISTORY OF RADIO, MARCONI –THE INVENTOR
  2. HISTORY OF RADIO:B.B.C. – 1922, Radio in Sub-Continent, PBC SERVICES
  3. OBJECTIVES OF BROADCASTING IN PAKISTAN:Information, Islamic ideology
  4. NEWS VALUES I:CONFLICT, PROGRESS, VICTORY AND DEFEAT
  5. NEWS VALUES II:TIMELINESS, PROXIMITY, NOVELTY, HUMAN INTEREST
  6. NEWS VALUES AND ELEMENTS OF NEWS:MISCELLANEOUS NEWS VALUES
  7. MEASURING THE IMPORTANCE OF NEWS:Intensity of an Event, NEWS STORY TYPES
  8. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES II:SIMPLE TYPES, ILLNESS, DEATH
  9. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES III:Conspiracy, Drug Trafficking, Lunar Months
  10. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES IV:COMPLEX NEWS, Forms of Government, Monarchy
  11. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES V:Education, Research, Religion
  12. TYPES OF NEWS STORIES VI:Lifestyles, Receptions, Entertainment
  13. SOURCES OF NEWS I:Network of Reporters, QUALITIES OF A REPORTER
  14. SOURCES OF NEWS II:MONITORING, NEWS/ PRESS RELEASE
  15. SOURCES OF NEWS III:National News Agencies, HARD NEWS, SOFT NEWS
  16. REPORTING:ORDER OF REPORTING, REPORTER’S QUALITIES, Well informed
  17. A SUCCESSFUL RADIO REPORTER:Briefing, Reporter’s Ammunition, Meeting Deadline
  18. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING I:Growth of Interpretative Reporting
  19. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING II:Factual Background, SPEECH STORY
  20. INTERPRETATIVE REPORTING III:FIRES & ACCIDENTS, CRIME STORIES
  21. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING I:Thalidomide Scandal, Watergate Scandal
  22. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING II:Identification of the problem, INTERVIEW
  23. TYPES OF INTERVIEW:Hard News Interview, Informational Interview
  24. ESSENTIALS OF A GOOD INTERVIEW I:Comments and Opinion, Topic must be specific
  25. ESSENTIALS OF A GOOD INTERVIEW II:Preparation of the Interview, Language
  26. RADIO NEWS GLOSSARY:Actuality, Cut, Voicer, Wrap, Hourly, Lead
  27. FUNDAMENTALS OF NEWS WRITING:Inverted Pyramided Style, Telling the Story
  28. FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING NEWS FOR RADIO I:Language
  29. FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING NEWS FOR RADIO II:Complex numbers
  30. ESSENTIALS OF A NEWSCASTER:Authority, Credibility, Language, Pronunciation
  31. PRODUCTION AND PLANNING:Principals of Planning a Program
  32. PRODUCER & BUDGETING:Strengths of a Radio Program, Budgeting a Program
  33. JARGONS OF PRODUCTION (Continued):Frequency spectrum, Dead studio
  34. TYPES OF TALK:Qualification of a Talker, Essentials of a talk, Vetting a talk
  35. DISCUSSION:Controlled Discussion, Live Discussion, Current affairs
  36. DISCUSSION:Selection of the TopicKnowledge of the Topic, Narrowing down the topic
  37. RADIO FEATURE:Sound Effects, Narration, Dramatic Feature, Religion, Personalities
  38. RADIO DOCUMENTARY:Commentary, History, Persons, Things, Phenomena
  39. DRAMA:Solo plays, Series, Serial, Soap, Components of Drama
  40. SPECIAL AUDIENCE PROGRAM:Children’s Programs, Women’s programs
  41. SPORTS PROGRAM:Live Programs, Recorded Programs, Preparation of OB
  42. THE MUSIC I:Folk Music, Classical Music, Light Music, Pop Music
  43. THE MUSIC II:Classification of Raga In Terms Of Notes, Aado, Khaado
  44. ETHICS & LIMITATIONS OF MEDIA:Domain of Freedom of Media, Defamation
  45. RECAP:What Radio Is, Timeliness, Elements of news, Types of Reporting, Production