From the Swinging Sixties to the Turbulent Noughties
Actuality: audio clip of interviewee (e.g. expert or eyewit- ness). Also sometimes used to refer to a voiced report by re- porter, or to sound effects. Ass-Ed (Assistant Editor): Senior-level sub editor; one level under that of Editor. BJ (Broadcast Journalist): entry level in BBC Journalism. Bulletin: Generic term to denote newscast. At BBC Radio News used to refer to major newscast produced by the ‘Bulletins Desk’ (as opposed to the ‘Summaries Desk’), for BBC Radios 3 and 4. Copy story: a short story, usually 2-5 lines, without audio. Cue: An introduction to actuality or voiced piece. In a summary this cue might be 2-3 lines, in a Radio 4 Bulletin, these might be much longer. Correspondent: Senior reporter with responsibility for particu- lar field of expertise or part of the country, e.g. Foreign, De- fence, Education, Health, Technology, Northern-Ireland, etc. Editor: Most senior Journalist in newsroom (or programme). ENPS: Electronic News Production System (see photo 3, Chap- ter 5). Computer system that allows BBC Journalists to write their stories, access news wires, see output from other BBC TV and Radio News programmes. GNS: General News Service. The news service for BBC local ra- dio stations. Actuality and a summary (known as the ‘Rip ‘n Read’) is sent to all stations by the Radio Newsroom every hour. Prospects (diary): Newsgathering diary. List of all possible stories on a particular day to help news and current affairs out- lets plan their output, availability of correspondents, outside broadcasting facilities, etc. Unexpected news...
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