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The More Action, the Better


This week, we tried to use a live shot in our show. While there are many things that can go wrong when doing a live shot, they're still very useful. They can enhance your show and make it more full of life.

Many of our viewers are at home watching our newscast. With a live shot, we want to take them inside the action and make them feel like they're there.  Especially for USC students, when you do a live shot on campus, it's exciting to see a part of campus that's lively and full of action. It's good to show them what's going on at their school, especially considering that some viewers may not even have known that there was an event taking place.

On Monday, the University of Kansas and the University of Kentucky were playing in the NCAA championship game during our show. While many students were in their own homes watching the game with their friends, students undoubtedly went to a sports bar on or near campus to check out the game.  A live shot from our campus bar, Traditions, or a local bar like the 901 Bar & Grill would have added some energy to our newscast. 

With live shots, planning and timing work hand in hand.  We must search for events happening around USC, and we need to make sure those same events will still be happening during our newscast, which is a half-hour window. 

Team Monday didn't do a live shot yesterday, but I'm excited to experience the ups and downs of putting a live shot together in the upcoming weeks.

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