December 2011 Archives

Holiday Shopping

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On CNN Minnesota, there was a sort of abnormally long video about Black Friday sales.

When I had watched these types of broadcasts before I had never really thought the amount of time they devoted to them, but looking at it from the perspective of how much time they give to harder news and feature stories it seems a little off. In my mind they should spend the most amount of time on the harder news, but I can see how they might not have as much to go on as they would and do have with the feature news type stories.

The anchor in this video tripped over her words twice during the video, which I probably would never have noticed without looking at the video from this perspective.

Fake Doctor News

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The anchor in this piece on CNN seems to add a sort of over emphasis on words that seems to either be insulting the woman in this video or to the intelligence of the viewer.

The anchors sign out was rather week too, her words seem to just trail off with out any real conviction in her voice.

The overall story of this broadcast seemed to be done kind of half way. The interviewee who had had the fake doctor work on her face, came from left-field with her opening comment in her clip, which I think either they chose the wrong clip or the interviewer didn't do a good enough job of interviewing the woman and didn't get a good quote from her.

Christmas Light Feature

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On CBS Minnesota there was a feature news video about a Christmas light park in Duluth.

They began the broadcast with some playful banter between the two anchors, unlike what they would have done, had this been a hard or breaking news story. One of the anchors was actually the reporter who drove up to Duluth to do this story.

The story was very light-hearted, and easy going with the anchor/reporter making wise cracks in the voice over track. It was almost three minutes long compared to the other harder news broadcasts which are around a minute and thirty seconds long.

Car Jacking

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The opening in this video on WKRN is set up differently from others. They start with a scene shot, showing the mall parking lot where the car jacking took place.

The writing for this broadcast is misleading and confusing. In the achores lede, it soounds like the woman who was kidnapped and released during this car jacking is actually still in the hands of the criminal.

The way the reporters video were shot and then pieced into the broadcast, makes the station come off as a bit below par. The shot focusing on a TV in the station, which is then playing the reporters segment is off putting and sort of annoying to watch.

Fox News: Panet Calls for Peace Talks

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In a broadcast by Fox News, the anchor follows the typical formula for a broadcast news story.

Unlike in a print story, the anchor opened the story with a long run on sentence that would have been hard to follow if it were written, but it being said a loud was easy to follow.

She opens each video clip she shows, with a summation of what were are going to see, paraphrasing basically what is said by the person in the video.

I liked this clip because it was easy to follow, and gave a concise view of both sides of the issue, in a short amount of time. If it had been written, it most likely would have taken a lot longer to get the point of it, and then to understand the views given.

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