What is Broadcast Journalismit’s Roles and Responsibilities

By john

April 25, 2017 Fature News No comments

Broadcast journalism is a type of news reporting presented to the public electronically or by radio instead of being published in newspapers. Television, radio, Internet and Hindi news is included in media Broadcast Journalism. You can make a good career in broadcast journalism, you can also make a career in Hindi news.

Broadcast Journalism

The role of Broadcast journalists is to research, investigate and present news, World News Hindi and current affairs content for television, radio and the internet. The Broadcast Journalism’s aim is to present information in a balanced, accurate and interesting way through news bulletins, documentaries and other factual programmers…

Role in Broadcast Journalism:

Broadcast journalists can do a number of roles in Broadcast Journalism, those roles are provided below..

  • Editor : Editor is a person who selects, develops and plans reporting assignments, either news events or feature stories, to be covered by reporters.
  • Reporter :Reporter a person who reports, especially one employed to report news or conduct interviews for the press or broadcasting media.
  • Presenter/news anchor :News Anchor/ Presenter is a person who presents news during a news program on television, on the radio or on the Internet.
  • Producer:News producers work in different media, overseeing the content, production and distribution of news. These producers should possess strong management and communications skills. Education requirements can vary, but a bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience are typical in this field.
  • Correspondent:A correspondent or on-the-scene reporter is usually a journalist or commentator for magazines, or more speaking, an agent who contributes reports to a newspaper, or radio or television news, or another type of company, from a remote, often distant, location. A foreign correspondent is stationed in a foreign country.

Responsibilities in Broadcast Journalism: There are many responsibilities of a broadcast journalist, which is as follow as given below…

  • Generating ideas for stories and features and following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences and other sources.
  • Pitching ideas to editors and commissioners.
  • Researching, verifying and collating evidence and information to support a story using relevant information sources such as the internet, archives, databases, etc.
  • Writing scripts for bulletins, headlines and reports
  • Selecting appropriate locations, pictures and sound and exercising editorial judgement on the best angle from which to approach a story
  • Identifying necessary resources and deploying and managing technical crews for location shoots, including sound operators and camera crew
  • Providing directorial input, advising crews on what to film or record
  • Using portable digital video (DV) cameras and other equipment to record material
  • Producing complete packages for broadcast
  • Preparing and presenting material ‘on air’ for both pre-recorded and live pieces
  • Identifying potential interviewees, briefing them, preparing interview questions and conducting both live and recorded interviews
  • Preparing timings for each news item and monitoring these during broadcast.
  • Deciding on the running order for bulletins and making any necessary changes during broadcast
  • Collaborating with the editor to put together the completed programme or item
  • Developing and maintaining local contacts and assuming a public relations role
  • Understanding and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct.

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