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Types of News Stories

In television there are several different types of story formats we can use to communicate information.  Below you will find explanations and examples for each of these types of stories.  We’ll start with the simplest and work our way up to the most complex.

In addition to watching the video examples you should pull up the News Story Types running order in Inception in order to see how the reporter formatted the corresponding scripts.


Read on camera be an anchor.  No videotape or full page graphic.  May or may not have an over-the-shoulder graphic.  Usually no longer than 20-25 seconds because there are no visuals.  Because there is no video, we rarely do readers at CNW.  I did manage to find one, but really it would have been better if we had added some graphics.

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