In one word, describe your school experience so far?
17-year-old student, John Doe, won a national science award for his breakthrough research in the field of astrophysics. The award was presented by the Science and Technology Academy of the United States and is one of the most prestigious awards in the field. John plans to use the prize money to further his research and continue his studies into astrophysics.
Local Student Wins National Science Award
Newscast: A short news program or presentation that typically includes a summary of the day’s news, weather, sports, and other important announcements. Journalism: The activity or profession of writing and reporting news in a newspaper, magazine, or broadcast. Broadcast: To send out a message or signal, especially by radio or television, so that it can be received by a large number of people.
The first newscast was broadcasted in 1920 on the radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The first televised newscast was broadcasted in 1928 on the experimental station W3XK in Washington, D.C. The first nightly newscast was broadcasted in 1941 on CBS, featuring Edward R. Murrow.
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Work together in pairs: What skills did you use to create your short newscast from scratch?
Work together in pairs: What strategies did you use to organize and present your news story in a concise, professional manner?
Brain break: Draw a stick figure doing a cannonball into a pool full of chocolate sauce.
What is the first step in creating a newscast?
- Deciding on a news story
- Writing the script
- Choosing an anchor
What are some types of news stories that can be covered in a newscast?
- Local news, national news, world news, sports and weather
- Celebrity gossip and fashion trends
- Cooking tips and home decor ideas
What is the role of an anchor in a newscast?
- To present the news stories to viewers as professionally as possible
- To write and research all aspects of each story
- To shoot and edit video footage for each story
Why is it important to fact-check all information presented on air during a newscast?
- To ensure accuracy for viewers
- To create more interesting stories
- To save time during production
Who works behind-the-scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly during a live newscast?
- Producers, directors, camera operators and audio technicians.
- Viewers at home watching television.
- Makeup artists, hair stylists and wardrobe specialists.