• Minimum Team Story Component Requirements

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    In Convergence Reporting, you’ll be required to turn six multi-component story packages. These stories, if successful, may be aired/published by KOMU-TV, KBIA-FM, or The Columbia Missourian.  Because each newsroom has its own primary publishing platform, content management system and preferred storytelling methods, we’ll expect that you produce your video, text, photos and graphics to meet the requirements of that newsroom.  Below you’ll find a list of the minimum components needed to satisfy those.  As you know, we expect that you’ll make every effort to go beyond the minimum — and remind you that level of difficulty and depth of your reporting and production are all factors in your grade.

    Plan ahead with your teammates, project manager and faculty editor to map out each of your components to ensure they complement one another — and are doable in the time that remains before your deadline.

    KBIA (Main component audio)  KBIA LOGO

    • Voiced wrap that fits within the runtime (TRT) limits of your intended “show”, exported as an MP3 with a properly-formatted script including an intro and anchor tag.
      • Newscast: 3:30
      • Exam: 2:45
      • Business Beat 2:30
      • Health & Wealth: 3:30
      • Talking Politics: 3:30
      • Under the Microscope: 3:30
      • Environment/Green: 3:30
    • Photo gallery with a minimum of three photos and AP style captions
    • Infographic
    • Social media element
    • Text story of a minimum of 600 words

    KBIA (Main component video)

    • Video that is long enough to tell the story, but not too long that you lose the audience’s interest. Aim for something between 2-4 minutes.  This video can either have reporter narration or be narrationless. There should be a script included, even if your video doesn’t have narration.
    • Text intro to your video that will sit above the video canvas on kbia.org. This should be between 3-5 sentences to tell the visitor what they’re about the watch. It needs a headline.
    • 45-second reader-bite script that an anchor can read on the air to tell the audience that your full story is available online. The entire element should have a runtime of 45 seconds. This is not voiced, but you do need to edit and turn in the single soundbite that’s central to the tease.
    • Minimum of ONE photo and AP Style caption for the website’s homepage. Photo may be a single frame extracted from your video.
    • Photo gallery with a minimum of three photos and AP style caption
    • Infographic
    • Social media element
    • Text story of a minimum of 600 words
    • Audio teaser of 30 seconds inclusive of the anchor intro and the anchor tag. You should use the audio script for this and cut just the SOT, saving it to your folder as SLUG_teaser.

    KOMU

    • Television package that runs between 1:30-2:30, exported as an .m4v with a properly-formatted script including an intro and anchor tag. Video must have lower-third supers on it and 10 seconds of pad on the end.
    • Text story between 600-700 words.
    • Minimum of ONE photo cropped to no more than 650 pixels wide and AP Style caption for the website’s homepage. Photo must have horizontal orientation. komuhd
    • Photo gallery with a minimum of three photos and AP style captions
    • Infographic
    • Social media element

    Please note: Any visual content produced with the intent of publishing on KOMU.com must be no more than 650 pixels wide. “Flat” graphics must be exported as .jpegs that are easily legible at that size. Any interactive graphics produced using a third-party app must have embed code scaled down to fit that width.

    Missourian (main component video)

    • Video that is long enough to tell the story, but not too long that you lose the audience’s interest. Aim for something between 1:30-3 minutes.  Video must have lower-third supers and the Columbia Missourian video bumpers on the beginning and end. Missourian video is traditionally narrationless. Your video should be produced using soundbites and  natural sound only. In some rare cases, a faculty editor may suggest that you include annotation graphics or some reporter narration to help develop the story. There should be a script included, even though video doesn’t have narration.
    • Text intro to your video that will sit above the video canvas on columbiamissourian.com. This should be between 3-5 sentences to tell the visitor what they’re about the watch. It needs a headline.
    • Photo gallery with a minimum of three photos and AP style captions
    • Infographic
    • Social media element
    • Text story of a minimum of 600 words
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    • Missourian (main component text)
    •  Text story approximately 500-700 words in length.
    • Minimum of THREE photos with AP Style captions.
    • Photo gallery with a minimum of three photos and AP style captions
    • Infographic
    • Social media element

    Preferred File Formats & Sizes

    REMINDER: Please be mindful of how you export your files. They need to be compressed to acceptable sizes. The faculty reserves the right to deduct points to turning in files that are either in the improper format or are too large for storage on the Classes Server.

    Video: .m4v compressed to 25-50 MB

    Audio: .mp3 compressed to 3-6 MB

    Graphics built using Adobe or Microsoft software: .jpeg

    Graphics built using 3rd party apps: Provide headline, chatter, links & embed code in Word Doc

    ----------Posted on July 27, 2015 by in 4804, Help Files

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