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Broadcast Journalism

Broadcast journalism is the field of news and journals which are "broadcast", that is, published by electrical methods, instead of the older methods, such as printed newspapers and posters. Broadcast methods include radio (via air, cable, and Internet), television (via air, cable, and Internet), and, especially recently, the Internet generally. Such media disperse pictures (static and moving), visual text, and/or sounds.

Scripts for speaking to be broadcast tend to be written differently than text to be read by the public. For instance, the former is generally less complex and more conversational. Radio and television are designed to be seen and heard sooner and more often than is a daily or weekly newspaper.

Broadcast "stories" (articles) can be written in "packages", "readers", "voice-overs" (VO), and "sound on tape" (SOT).

A "package" is an edited set of video clips for a news story and is common on television. It is narrated typically by a reporter. It is a story with audio, video, graphics and video effects. The news anchor, or presenter, usually reads a "lead-in" (introduction) before the package is aired and may conclude the story with additional information, called a tag.

A "reader" is an article read without accompanying video or sound. Sometimes an "over the shoulder Digital on-screen graphic" is added.

A voice-over, or VO, is a video article narrated by the anchor.

Sound on tape, or SOT, is sound and/or video, usually recorded in the field. It is usually an interview or "soundbite".

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Broadcast Journalism Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Beinecke Scholarship Program $34,000 February 17, 2017
Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship $20,000 February 01, 2017
Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship $5,000 February 01, 2017
Annual Press Club Scholarship $2,500 February 01, 2017
NATAS Northwest Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Scholarship $2,000 March 03, 2017
William B. Ruggles Right to Work Journalist Scholarship $2,000 December 31, 2016
David Wesner Video Editing Scholarship $1,200 March 01, 2017
PHD Scholarship $1,000 January 31, 2017
Paul and Helen L. Grauer Scholarship $1,000 January 31, 2017