Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Naieema Miah
Naieema Miah 12A6
7. LOOKING BACK AT YOUR PRELIMINARY TASK
(THE CONTINUITY EDITING TASK) WHAT DO YOU
FEEL YOU HAVE LEARNT IN PROGRESSION FROM
IT TO FULL PRODUCT?
At first the preliminary task seemed very difficult but once I
started I learnt many things. Firstly, I learnt, when introducing
the news story I will be talking about in the beginning I have to
make sure as a group it’s not too long and doesn’t sound like a
list of news. To get the audience to get hooked to the news cast
there should be uses of different types of stories because if we
choose to write about one type the listeners will lose interest.
The news should be balanced; there should be a variety of news
not just soft news or just hard news but both. When saying our
story it should be ranked in order such as it will show
importance to the listeners why the stories have been said in
this specific order.
Secondly, I learnt that when I am reading my news story I should speak at
the right pace. For example, there has to be a decision as a group of
how long or short the story should be and how much information will
be given out depending on what the story is about. In my preliminary
task the story which I have spoken about was a soft news. It was
chosen to be at the end because once the listeners listen to the hard
news they can relax with the soft news. The new stories are ordered in
a way it will grab the listeners attention the whole way through.
In addition, I learnt that at the beginning of the newscast when me and
my group start talking, it will be the most important part because it
will consider whether the listeners will stay tuned or not listen to the
newscast. The lead sentence should be interesting and should grab the
listeners attention as this will also suggest if the listeners will carry on
listening to the newscast or not. If the listeners find the lead sentence
boring they will not bother listening to the newscast and do something
else worthwhile. So the lines that I considered was whether the
audience will be bored? How will they react to the news? Will the
carry on listening?
I also learnt that when reciting the news story I should speak in a way that
it will sound clear and not boring. If the news story is about celebrity
gossips I should speak in a jolly tone and if the news story is a hard
news I should speak in a mysterious tone.