The Thrill of News Writing and News Casting

The principle of news casting and news writing is the same. They differ only on the manner of delivering it. They differ in the medium of communication. In news casting, news are heard from the reporter or news caster. In news writing, news are red from the article published in newspaper written by a news journalist.

News writing is a part of the students development as far as communication is concerned. The school has put up a newsletter or a paper organ for the student to write, to inform, to entertain their fellow students inside the campus on what is going on.

News casting is very limited in scoop. It is only offered as a part of school curriculum for those educational instituion with a media facilities for news and tv broadcasting. However, in the public school, it is now introduced the pupils are honed to be a good news caster.

To this effect, since I have been working on the print and broadcast media, I had enough knowledge on how to handle news casting and it is enhanced by a training sponsored by the Department of Education for trainor on school campus journalism.

Recently, I was the resource speaker on newscasting seminar/workshop for the Master of Arts students in the Central Philippine State University (CPSU), Moises Padilla campus, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Dr. Ruth Convite, their college professor and my colleague in the DepEd invited me to handle the one-day training for her students.

One-Day Training/Workshop (slide show:10:09 minutes)


On newscasting, it is more on script writing. The news gathered should be writing in a concise form to suit for the alloted time for broadcasting. The principle of gathering news, writing and preparing to be aired on air follows the same principle in news writing.

The news is read in news writing. The news is heard in news casting. The 5 ws and 1 H are technically observed. They are the what, who, where, why, and when; and how. One of them may be dominant depending on the weight of the news. What element is overused on news. How element is less used.

The tonal quality of the voice of the newscaster plays an important role on the delivery of the news on the air. The time and the speed on reporting give better credence to communication in new casting. Preparation is a must in news writing as well as in new casting especially on television. Again time and speed are of essence on this medium of communication.

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    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      Well for the company where you work, good news is always good. But when you work as a freelance news reporter good news is not always good.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      All of us had enjoyed. I plan to embed their actual news reporting. However, they are in our local dialect. It couldn’t be understood. So I refrain from doing so.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      Yap. it surely did. Everyone did enjoy and I was also terribly overjoyed for a wonderful and jolly activities which these teachers had been doing.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      You are correct. Those teacher-participants weren’t aware on how broadcasting is done. With their output by actual delivering of the news out from the script which they are required to make, they’re enjoyed it.

    1. Gil Camporazo Post author

      They really enjoyed the seminar on broadcasting. What they have learned from such seminar/workshop is now implemented in their respective teaching methodology and even in joining the contest on broadcasting.

  1. ANDRE' G

    I also broadcasted for a short while in a holiday village called Port Edward situated on the east coast of South Africa. Great article!

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