In-Class Assignments

Editing Practice – 04/09/15

 

News Feature Package Practice – 04/02/15

 

Green Screen Practice 03/05/15

 

Writing Full Broadcast Scripts For News – 03/03/15

Bulleted Stories:

 

STRIKE!

02/26/15

6:00 p.m.

Cortes, A.

 

Approximately, sixteen hundred National Guardsmen were put on duty today to replace about five thousand Montana prison guards that went on strike. Meanwhile, two of the largest copper companies have quickly put an end the copper workers walk-out by settling for an extra six dollars per hour. After 38 thousand copper workers went on strike demanding a pay of six dollars and 25 cents per hour, no one expected such a swift resolution.

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: 22 seconds

 

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES TAX HIKE

02/26/15

6:00 p.m.

Cortes, A.

 

City Council president, Evan Jones, announced a two percent hike in real estate tax at last night’s meeting. Although council woman, Jane Andrews, argued that it would drive “constructive” people away from town, the final decision was made by a 7-5 vote in favor of the tax raise. The council also approved the appointment of a public relations supervisor and an assistant liaison for city affairs; School Boards appropriations for a playground and the closing of town parks after 10 p.m.

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: 24 seconds

 

Full Stories:

 

A.

  • In Alpine, New Jersey, the four hundred foot radio and microwave tower from which the first FM radio signals were broadcast in 1939, crashed to the ground today in what police say “may have been a case of sabotage.”
  • According to Sergeant Seth Noah of the Alpine police, no one was hurt as the tower, now used for cable television, corporate and government communication, tumbled to the ground at 9:11 a.m. in a wooded area near route 9 West in Alpine.
  • The tower is owned by Lauren Communication, three employees were working in the vicinity of the tower when it fell, Sergeant Noah said. “This may have been a case of sabotage.” Sergeant Noah said there were not yet any suspects in the case but that police were continuing their investigation.
  • According to Alpine Mayor Ariel Fryman, some community members had complained that radiation from the tower was posing a health hazard, but I can’t imagine anyone around here doing anything like this,” she said. “I’m shocked.”
  • The Alpine Tower was built in 1939, at a cost of three hundred thousand dollars, by radio pioneer Edwin H. Armstrong to demonstrate his plan for a new reduced static broadcast system – frequency modulation or FM, Armstrong’s station, W2XMN – the world’s first FM radio station – first went on the air, broadcasting from the tower, on July 18, 1939.
  • The huge red and white tower has long been a familiar sight on the Palisades, near the Hudson River, in northeastern New Jersey, seven miles north of the George Washington Bridge.
  • Sergeant Noah said the tower’s crash has stopped cable service to Alpine and nearby Cresskill, New Jersey.
  • Officials of Lauren Communication could not be reached for comment, and no information on the amount of property damage was available.

 

TIMBER!

02/27/15

6:00 p.m.

Cortes, A.

 

The four hundred foot tower that emitted the first FM radio signals crashed to the ground this morning in what police say, “May have been a case of sabotage.” According to Alpine Mayor Ariel Fryman, some of the members of the community had complained that the radiation from the tower, owned by Lauren Communications, was a health hazard. Although there are no current suspects, Sergeant Seth Noah of the Alpine police said three employees were found working in the vicinity when the tower fell. Although, according to Sergeant Noah, no one was hurt as the tower tumbled to the ground, officials of Lauren Communications have not commented or provided any information in regards to property damage.

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: 24 seconds

 

B.

  • Yesterday Miss Western World accused pageant promoters of cheating her out of money, vacations, a screen test in Hollywood and a diet cola promotion contract in Hawaii.
  • Jane Davies, 23, of Liverpool, England, said she will attend next weeks finals in Austin, Texas, to either collect her prizes or close down the contest.
  • “I’ve been patient. I’ve waited, but I’m being ripped off and I’m tired of it and I want to let other women know what they’re letting themselves in for.”
  • Dick O’Neill of Long Springs, California, the pageant’s promoter, said, “she will get everything we promised her, but we never promised her some of the things she said.”
  • Miss Davies said she paid one hundred and fifty dollars to enter the pageant and sold over two hundred dollars worth of tickets to the pageant.
  • She said she was promised two thousand dollars as winner and a 15 thousand dollar cola promotion contract, plus royalties.
  • So far, she said, she has received two hundred dollars, a trophy, two swimsuits and an imitation-emerald crown.
  • Miss Davies was crowned almost one year ago in Madrid, her successor as Miss Western World will be selected next week in Austin.

 

PAGEANT TROUBLES

02/27/15

6:00 p.m.

Cortes, A.

 

Miss Western World, Jane Davies, has accused pageant promoters of cheating her out of the prizes she says were promised to her. According to Miss Davies, this includes two thousand dollars, vacations, a screen test in Hollywood, a 15 thousand dollar diet cola promotion contract in Hawaii plus royalties. Miss Davies says she will attend next week’s finals in Austin, Texas, to either collect her prizes or close down the contest. Dick O’Neill of Long Springs, California, the pageant’s promoter, said, “She will get everything we promised her, but we never promised her some of the things she said.” So far, she said, she has received two hundred dollars, a trophy, two swimsuits and an imitation-emerald crown.

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: 24 seconds

 

 

Broadcast Writing Assignment 2 – 2/24/15

Part A

  1. The park at 12th street will be evicting three-fourths of a million bees today.
  2. Police say that the number of murders in the city has increased eight percent since last year for a total of 22 murders this year.
  3. The festival named after Woodstock, New York can expect over 100 thousand people to attend.
  4. Police say they discovered 13 pounds of marijuana in the home of a Dedham high school student at eight o’clock last night.
  5. Last night the temperature of Lansing, Michigan reached a record low of negative 10 degrees.
  6. This year, the state workers of New Jersey have won a pay raise of two dollars and 13 cents, rising five point eight percent from last year.
  7. The A-C-L-U and the N-double A-C-P will challenge the F-B-I in court in December.
  8. O-P-E-C will announce a five-dollar per barrel price increase today.
  9. County Chairwoman, Ellie Mays says she won’t be supporting governor Flannery.
  10. He hopes to sail to Marseilles (MAR-ses), France and then to drive to Cannes (KHAN-z).
  11. Choosing to negotiate separate contracts could delay work at the construction site much longer.
  12. He’ll visit Wiesbaden (VEES-baa-DEN), West Germany next and then head home.

Part B

CDC Researchers Back To Work After Exposure to Deadly Disease

After accidentally being exposed to the deadly African virus, Lassa (Lazaa) Fever (Fee’ev), two of the C-D-Cs research scientists are finally returning to work. The virus was first detected in Zaire 34 years ago and, although normal incubation period for the disease is fourteen days, the medical team kept the two in isolation for three weeks just to make sure.

 

 

Broadcast Writing Assignment 1 – 2/24/15

1. The downtown city manager predicts that it’ll take a lot of renovation to make the commercial area more attractive for customers.

2. The president of the Board of Education has just announced that, out of 460 thousand it is possible that 220 thousand citywide reading tests may not be valid.

3. During a holdup at the Shoreham National Bank this morning, robbers shot a 34-year-old-woman.

4. It’s not clear if we will see any snow today, but we can expect some rain in the evening.

5. Consumers in this area can expect a nine point eight increase in the price of lettuce.

 

 

Audio Project Practice – 2/17/15

 

 

Slideshow Practice – 2/03/15

 

 

Camera Shots, Angles & Moves/Adding Text- 1/29/15

 

Edited Shots

Unedited Shots

 

 

 

Photoshop Practice

beach

Beach – Used content aware fill

 

child

Child – Used adjustment levels

 

skier

Skier – Used auto color, tone and contrast

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