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Welcome to the Fox News Channel college challenge so you -- India well let me see if I can help.
I'm -- anyone -- Fox News channels junior reporters and in the last year.
I've covered some of the worst tornadoes in US history record flooding along the Mississippi River and some of the lingering effects of the BP oil spill.
Using -- and some of the other stories I've done I'll show you just what it takes to make a great fair and balanced news package.
First you need to find a good story to tell meaning it should be something do you -- India with a current issue rather than a feature profile piece.
Tell both sides of the story without any bias -- -- the audience decide where they stand.
What's so great about broadcast journalism as we get to tell stories using pictures words -- salads.
Are great stories have all three of those.
In television probably more so than any other medium -- boring is bad if you boring video boring voicing boring soundbites and boring writing.
You're going to have a really boring story and only UN may be your mother -- the whole way through -- tip of the day.
Don't be boring.
Good Chris being clever writing can go a long way to make any story and you're seeing her remember -- contest rules.
You only have two and a half to three minutes to take a large complex issue.
Can explain it in a simple and easy to understand way.
Everything you say should be important.
Interest -- and concise.
We're looking for a fair and balanced news package meaning you need to tell all sides of the story because every story has at least two sides.
Also remember your story may be completely new to a lot of people -- make sure you fully explain what the issue is and why should even matter to them.
Enhanced if you can't figure out why it should matter.
Should probably find another story.
And don't forget the contest rules no name dropping.
Don't -- change your name or your school's name on camera.
A helpful thing to keep in mind for shooting and editing your video with everything on camera needs to have a purpose.
So make sure you get good interest thing -- to tell your story and not just to fill your story.
In one thing to avoid.
Is spray painting spray painting is where you're constantly moving around the camera and we don't really need to focus on any one thing.
When you do that it -- your package harder to edit your story harder to tell -- really it makes it harder to watch.
Camera moves like handful -- can be helpful ways to tell a story but if you're going to have camera movement.
Remember there needs to be a purpose for you don't want to have anything that's going to distract your viewer from the story.
Another great way to convey information especially when you have lots of facts and figures he's using graphics and animations like this one to help illustrate your point and a simple and easy to understand what.
Your package should also include a standout.
Standards give you a chance to interact with viewers by using -- -- -- -- later explained some aspect of the story in a personable way you can see this home behind me.
It's a perfect example one of the survivor stories we're hearing it also helps transition from one part of the story to another.
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Home survived the -- The difference according to local experts how high they were elevated -- the ground the conversation when your delivery.
When you listen to your standard if it sounds like you're reading -- reciting go back can do it again remember the contest rules though we want to see you on camera but we can't see your name your video sound -- and writing can show -- tell viewers what your stories about.
-- sound is what makes your story come alive.
Producing natural sound helped break up your -- Keep the viewers' interest.
In helps the story move along.
Always be looking for ways to use natural sound in your packages take a look at this clip without any natural sound.
Now watch the same clip but wind natural sound.
Big difference right.
So when he -- story tell both sides being fair and balanced -- -- clear concise and compelling script -- -- video use natural sound.
Do not be boring and lastly -- some fun.
For all of us at Fox News Channel I'm -- -- Good -- with the Fox News Channel college challenge and be sure to keep checking back here on it -- CU for all the latest intern updates.
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