Introduction

In this assignment/blog post i will be exploring different online news stories and analyzing the parameters.

Analyse a selection of online news videos

  • Discussing the codes and conventions of news videos (news values, style, pace and language) including narrative structure.
  • Discuss the strength and weaknesses to these clips.
  • Target audience, who they are? Why? What impact do they have?

Narrative structure

Single strand narrative is based on one main storyline. There may be different strands but ultimately, they are linked to the main story strand.

Parallel narrative is where two story strands dominate the structure. These will be completely independent stories running together.

A multistrand narrative is most typically associated with soaps, where several storylines are presented to us simultaneously.

Linear narrative is told in chronological order. The events of the story are presented in natural order.

Nonlinear narrative is when flashbacks are used to tell a story.

Todrov’s Theory – contains three stages

Equilibrium – the scene is set, the problem is established

Disequilibrium – disruption, the problem occurs and the quest to resolve the problem begins.

Resolution – the cause of the problem is dealt with and new equilibrium is reached.

 

BBC NEWS – A look back at the life of David Bowie, who has died ages 69 – 11/01/16

  • Codes and convention – short and to the point, used to complement the written article, best selected clips which highlight the story.
  • Narrative – in this clip there is no verbal narration in the clip it is all physically written out of us to read on the web page, it was a linear order because it is set in chronological order of his life which is what we expect to see.
  • Style – very formal with a slow pace that reflexes and is appropriate for the reason we are looking at the clip today.
  • Its news worthy because the majority of British and American people knows who he is and was.
  • It was a single strand narrative because it is all focused on him, nobody else.
  • Strengths, the clips highlight his career which lots of us can relate to.
  • Weaknesses, there could have been some narrative to explain more about him and his life.
  • Target audience, any of his fans.

 

BBC NEWS – Madaya : Desperate wit for aid to besieged Syrian town – 10/01/16

  • There is a narrator over the clip and she was providing us with anchorage for the clip, this was conventional as she was telling us what was happening so that it doesn’t mislead people.
  • It was current and in the present day so it is linear, the narrator was talking about the story as if it was today and right now.
  • Its news worthy because people need to be made aware about it so that something can be done about it.
  • They were showing extreme footage so it can hit home on people and pull on people’s heart strings and one big thing that does this is disturbing images of children which sometimes can be difficult for people to come to terms with.
  • The style is formal which is typical for a new story
  • The pace is fairly slow so that the audience can take time to taking in the information given to them from the story.
  • Been on location shows you what is happening there and how extreme it is.

 

NEWS ROUND – Everton fan Noah gets special birthday surprise – 10/01/16

  • The story is about a child therefore it will be news value for them.
  • He is disabled therefore he cannot do the things that children can do with a disability.
  • The target audience is going to be aimed at football fans.
  • When it comes to ethical consideration OF-COM is protection all the children on the program as well as the parents promotion on the show.
  • The language in the clip was very simple so that the audience can take in the information and can simply understand the words.

 

NEWS ROUND –The weeks weirdest news stories– 10/01/16

  • The pace of the story is fairly quick because of the nature of the story which is been covered, which is light heated and soft, both easy to follow.
  • The language is simplistic in order for the young audience to follow and understand.

 

How does TV broadcasting differ from online news videos

  • it shows breaking news live from the TV broadcasting, unlike online news which could be a few days old unless it is big news.
  • You usually get more detail from online news because it is being put into writing therefore more detail can be said as there is no time limit.
  • In TV broadcasting there is a wider variety of stories unlike online where there is more of a topic.

 

My own new clip analysis

US snowstorm:  Authorities battle to deal with aftermath.

  • Codes and convention – short and to the point, used to complement the written article, best selected clips which highlight the story.
  • Narrative – in this clip there is no verbal narration in the clip it is all physically written out of us to read on the web page, the voicing was calm even thought it was about a distressing event.
  • Style – Style – very formal with a slow pace that reflexes and is appropriate for the thing that’s happened
  • Its news worthy because it could end up happening to us here in the UK, it also may affect some British people out there trying to get home.
  • Strengths, the clips highlight what is happening over there.
  • Weaknesses, there could have been some narrative to explain more about a specific person to give there story more.
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