Forms and Conventions

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Students need to become familiar with the style and content of television news programmes. The style is how it's presented, and the conent is what is in the news. 

Television news has a familiar format which begins with the opening of the programme through to its end. 

It is important that students become very familiar with the different elements of this format.

These not only cover the mise-en-scene (the studio set, the presentation of headlines and the presenters) but also the sequencing or running order of the


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