|TV: Story Forms|
A television newscast is made up of a mix and match of five basic TV story forms.
• The reader,in which the anchor appears on the screen reading the story, with or without graphics.
• The voiceover (VO,pronounced V-O or VOH), which typically starts with the anchor on camera reading the first line or two of a story and then continues with the anchor reading live over video, with natural sound under.
• The VO/SOT (sometimes spoken as letters, V-O-S-O-T, and sometimes pronounced as VOH-soht), which typically starts, as with the VO, with the anchor on camera reading the first line or two of a story ...