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  TV journalists: How they work
The Producers, Assistant Producers, Presenters and Researchers all get together each morning to decide which news stories to cover
1/12 The production team get together for a morning meeting. From all the news stories around that day they need to need to pick a handful that will interest the audience and can be shown in a way that makes good TV.
The Researchers use their contacts to find out more about what's happened and set up 'shoots' so that they can go and film what's going on
2/12 Researchers take the ideas from the morning meeting and start setting them up as 'shoots'. They must quickly get to the bottom of a story. They contact the people involved and find locations for the film crews.
Laura reports on location with a camera-person
3/12 The crew travel to their 'shoot'. There is normally a presenter, a camera person and an assistant producer . Shooting could be taking place as late as 2pm for the 5.25pm show.
A satellite truck is one way of beaming the pictures from the shoot back to the studio
4/12 A satellite truck is one way of beaming the pictures from the shoot back to the studio
The other way is to rush the digital videotape back by motorbike to an edit suite
5/12 The other way is to rush the digital videotape back by motorbike to an edit suite. Tape must be back to the edit by about 4pm in order to be ready for the 5.25 pm show.
Once the story package is edited, the technical team get all the tapes ready in the gallery
6/12 Once the story package is edited, the technical team get all the tapes ready in the gallery
Everything has to be perfectly timed so that there are no gaps in the broadcast, the director and technicians work as a close team in the gallery
7/12 Everything has to be perfectly timed so that there are no gaps in the broadcast, the director and technicians work as a close team in the gallery
The studio camera team get a range of shots so that the director can choose between them during the live broadcast
8/12 The studio camera team get a range of shots so that the director can choose between them during the live broadcast
The gallery talks directly to the presenters to let them know what's coming up next and which camera they're using
9/12 The gallery talks directly to the presenters to let them know what's coming up next and which camera they're using
Once everything is set the vision mixer fades in the Newsround title sequence to start the show!
10/12 Once everything is set the vision mixer fades in the Newsround title sequence to start the show!
Laura presents Newsround
11/12 Newsround goes on air. Laura presents live from the studio. She introduces the 'packages' which are the edited film clips that were shot a few hours earlier.
This is an example of the script. The presenter must read the bit at the bottom  (Don't forget...) in exaclty 15 seconds. Otherwise, the programme won't end on time.
12/12 This is an example of the script. The presenter must read the bit at the bottom (Don't forget...) in exaclty 15 seconds. Otherwise, the programme won't end on time.

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