chapter eightNews

To understand the basics of directing and producing news programs, it’s important to be familiar with what is known in television production as the “wraparound” format. In the wraparound format, someone leads into and out of story packages. On a news broadcast, the story packages contain the news. Reporters and newscasters lead into and out of the stories; their comments give the stories added dimension. Often their taste and judgment are accepted as representing the station’s point of view to the community. On other wraparound programs, such as 20/20 and 60 Minutes, or most of the musical portions of MTV, the hosts, narrators, commentators, or even salespersons may have similar program functions, but their messages are not ...

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