Monday, November 14, 2011

The importance of broadcast journalism writing

Weekly we try to conquer our way through broadcast journalism class here at Red River College. As first semester comes to an end certain things that Joanne Kelly has taught me stick in my head:

-talk to your audience directly
-don’t tell but show
-and don’t be cliche or use jargon

How embarrassing is this reel of newscasters reporting on the fact that Conan O’Brien will be broadcasting a same sex marriage? Is there just one writer that works for every news organization in America? Or are these people just too lazy to try and come up with something that hasn’t already been said? I can’t even give kudos to the first person who reported on the topic with the phrase ‘pushing the envelope’ because that’s just too easy.

As I continue my work in attempting to become a broadcast journalist I’ll try to  PUSH THE ENVELOPE. HA!