Newspaper Reporting Terms

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Graphics, shortened to Gfx Video and text-based These are the words, diagrams, maps etc that appear on screen.

Graphics, shortened to Gfx Video and text-based These are the words, diagrams, maps etc that appear on screen.

It could be a still picture or photo illustrating the story.

Chroma-key Video A process which allows you to film a presenter in front of a blank screen and add in different pictures behind, making it look as though they are somewhere else. In the BBC it is often called Colour Separation Overlay (CSO ) Contacts book Video, audio and text-based The place journalists keep the names, addresses and phone numbers of the people they meet and speak to.

Media organisations, like the BBC, pay for their journalists to be able to access these stories on their computers. News In Brief, shortened to NIB Video, audio and text-based Short stories displayed on a website or broadcast on TV or radio. Prospects Video and audio A list of possible stories to include in a news programme.

Running order Video and audio The order the stories appear on the programme, containing key details about each of the reports.

For example by BBC Political Correspondent John Smith.

Caption Text-based A sentence underneath a picture explaining what it is. It could be a way of illustrating someone being interviewing on the phone (with a picture of where they are, or what the story is about, plus some text giving their name).

If you need to know your OOV from your ACT, have a look at the list of definitions below.

If you come across any other words that you need explaining, contact us and we'll add them to our list.

Running to time Video and audio A report or programme is "running to time" if it's on target to finish at a certain time.

A programme can only be a certain length, because there other programmes come before and before and after it in the schedule.

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