Plymouth North News

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This course blends traditional journalism with the rapidly evolving the field of broadcast journalism.  Students will explore advanced elements of television broadcasting. This course will include all the mechanics of video production including directing, script writing, reporting, camera techniques and digital video editing. Heavy emphasis will be on script and narration writing. Students will research, gather, and analyze information to create video productions. Those enrolled will videotape school activities, learn at this techniques in audio and video recording, it will become proficient in the state of the art video technology. This class will help increase production, taping and postproduction we high school television news cast called the Plymouth North news. Students will get experience on camera and behind the scene for PNN and as it is a broadcast to the school and to the entire town of Plymouth. Students will also be required to do outside of school videotaping of events using schools.

Topics Covered

Directing

Each student will act as a director, visualizing the script while controlling the artistic aspect of the piece.

Producing

The students are taught the many roles of a producer in regard to teh pre-production planning process.

Videography

The students are taught the importance of visual composition when framing their shots.

Audio

The students are taught the importance of audio in video and how to use a number of microphones.

Editing

The students are taught the video editing process of piecing together a news segment.

Interviewing

The students are taught how to deliver compelling questions in interviews to further craft their news segment.

Scriptwriting

Each student is tasked with writing intros, outros, questions, and voice overs for their news pieces.

Hosting

Each student is given the opportunity to practice their on camera skills by hosting news segments.

PNN Shows

Awards

National Scholastic Press Association

2014

Broadcast Pacemaker Award Winner – Best High School Show in the Nation

National Broadcast Story of the Year

New England NATAS Awards

2017

  • Best Overall High School Newscast
  • 1st Place, Best News Story
  • 1st Place, Best Talent

2016

  • Best Overall High School Newscast
  • 1st Place, Best News Story
  • 1st Place, Best Short Form
  • 1st Place, Best Talent

2015

  • Best Overall High School Newscast
  • 1st Place, Best News Story
  • 1st Place, Best Talent

2014

  • Best Overall High School Newscast
  • 1st Place, Best News Story
  • 1st Place, Best Sports Story
  • 1st Place, Best Graphics/Special Effects

2013

  • Best Overall High School Newscast
  • 1st Place, Best News Story
  • 1st Place, Best Long Form Story
  • 1st Place, Best Writing
  • 1st Place, Best Graphics/Special Effects

2012

  • Best Overall High School Newscast
  • 1st Place, Best News Story
  • 1st Place, Best Live Sports Show
  • 1st Place, Best Writing
  • 1st Place, Best Talent
  • 1st Place, Best Photography
  • 1st Place, Best Editing

2011

  • 1st Place, Best Writing
  • 1st Place, Best Photography
  • 1st Place, Best Sports Story
  • 1st Place, Best Long Form Story

2010

  • 1st Place, Best Arts & Entertainment

2009

  • 1st Place, Best Craft Achievement
  • 1st Place, Best Arts & Entertainment

New England Scholastic Press Awards

2017

  • Best High School TV News Program
  • 1st Place, Documentary
  • 1st Place, News Series
  • 1st Place, News Story
  • 1st Place, Feature Story

2014

  • 1st Place, Documentary
  • 1st Place, Sports Story

2013

  • Best High School TV News Program
  • 1st Place, Documentary
  • 1st Place, Feature Story
  • 1st Place, News Story

2012

  • Best High School TV News Program
  • 1st Place, Best Feature Story
  • 1st Place, Best News Story

2011

  • 1st Place, Best Documentary
  • 1st Place, Best Feature Story

M.O.V.E. Student Film Festival

2015

  • Best Overall Score in Festival
  • 1st Place, Best Major Entertainment Film
  • 1st Place, Best High School News Show

2014

  • Best Overall Score in Festival
  • 1st Place, Best Major Entertainment Film

2013

  • Best Overall Score in Festival
  • 1st Place, Best Special Effects Film

2012

  • Best Overall Score in Festival
  • 1st Place, Best Film, Long Form

2011

  • Best Overall Score in Festival
  • 1st Place, Best Animation
  • 1st Place, Best PSA