Assessment deadline 1130am, Thursday 2 November
Script, edit and voice a radio news package of two to two and a half minutes' duration and a presenter cue of up to 20 seconds for the item. The cue should list in and out words and exact duration in seconds.
The piece should include at least two interviews.
Please supply a script.
Also, a paragraph explaining why you think the piece is newsworthy and why you chose your interviewee or interviewees.
The assessment will be marked according to the following guidelines. Quality of journalism is the single most important factor.
Cue: 10 marks
Is the cue competently written and does it sell your story?
Script and reasons: 10 marks
Is your script complete, including interviewee's or interviewees' words? Does it write out of the cue? Do your reasons for doing the story make sense and have you chosen informed sources?
Journalism skills: 30 marks
This judges your skills as a reporter. It takes into account the quality of your sources, the accuracy of your reporting, the angle you have chosen for your story and its relevance to your audience.
Technical competence: 20 marks
This assesses the technical qualities of the piece, quality of sound and the accuracy of your edits.
Understanding of principles: 20 marks
Have you demonstrated a grasp of the principles of producing a radio news piece? Have you structured your story correctly?
Presentation: 10 marks
Do you sound like a professional reporter?
Total: 100 marks