Behind the News - How the News is Made

Have you ever wondered how the television news is made? Who decides what is news and what is not? Take a behind-the-scenes look at the world of television news. Discover how a newsroom operates, learn how journalists, camera operators and editors influence what you see and hear.

How the News is Made is a step-by-step look at every aspect of the process of gathering, processing and reporting the news.
You'll see Kids running a newsroom, from choosing stories, to reporting, filming and editing. You'll also see a real newsroom in operation and hear from the people who work there.

This DVD includes:
- Kids covering a story from 3 different perspectives, plus a critical analysis.
- Demonstrations and explanations of editing, camera techniques, computer graphics, storyboarding and script writing.
- 20 learning activities with teacher/student worksheets, plus example rundowns and scripts.
- Raw news video in AVI and MOV for you to edit your own story.
- 34 minute program plus extras including 9 interviews with ABC News staff and crew, news stories and educational activities.
- Video program captioned with subtitles for the hearing impaired.

Curriculum links: An education resource relevant to English, Media, Information and Communication Technologies, Human Society and its Environment/SOSE and The Arts.
Aimed at upper primary to middle secondary school students (10-15 year olds).

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Production Year: 
2005
Duration: 
34 mins
Series Episode
Standard $198
Schools $198
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