Team B's bulletin, produced by Year 2 students from the undergraduate course, went out at 5.15pm on Thursday 15 November 2012.

Editor: Richard Pendry

Presenter: Clarissa Place

Studio producers: Kieran Watkins, Emily Magdij

Reporters: Christine stokes, Bill Topping, Matt Charles, Declan Olley, Rebecca Lawrence,

Production team: Lauren Clarke, Rikki Clarke, Joshua Morl, Lydia Hamilton, Jack Reed

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*Magdij!

 

I'm really proud of the team and of how well we pulled together for this day. Love it. 

Sorry Emily, clumsy fingers. Corrected now.

Ian Reeves is deputy head of the Centre for Journalism

I wanted to make some observations on last week's television newsday.

This is also for the benefit of the third year students making tomorrow's programme. Those students could look at these programmes. See how well the second years did while working for experienced editors (me and Tim). 

Both teams were in fact helped enormously by the fact that last Thursday we had a national news story unfolding on the day. So we could visit the polling stations and film those voting in the local Police Commisioners elections. That really works.

I was proud of the way our team worked so well together and I think it showed in the final programme.  

There were highlights in both broadcasts. Some stick in the mind: the great sources in the Scarey Guy story. The golf piece, which was an excellent way to do a new angle on a story that had been in the national and regional press -- with excellent access. There were lots of nicely shot pictures shot from a tripod in both programmes. Most interviewees were correctly framed. The writing was often direct, clear and simple. Incidentally, judging by our rehearsals, Bill would have done a great two way, had there been time, on the Fort Amhurst piece. 

Some stories ended up being darker than they deserved when played out. We have addressed this. However, a couple of stories were shot too dark because the person hadn't opened the iris on the camera. 

On occasion, when an item didn't work as well as it could have, it was because the reporter didn't liaise closely enough with their editor. It really helps to show an editor a proper cue and a full script with all interviewees written out. Combined with a rough cut of pictures, this is all an editor needs. 

Our team wrote their draft cues very early: soon after conference. You need to change them later but if both editor and reporter are clear about why they are doing the story, you can start writing the script early. 

That's it! Well done both teams last week. There was some very good work.

Richard

Is it just me? Or Safari?

Fixed now.

Ian Reeves is deputy head of the Centre for Journalism

Year 2 TV news day, Team B