Skip navigation
Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

It Only Gets Easier From Here

This week we had our first live shot. It was a bit rough around the edges, but it was a good start. Elisa, our lead producer, had a vision for our newscast and knew exactly what she wanted from our live shot.  She suggested we have a live shot of the Cadet Carnival taking place on Hoover.  While the live shot worked and was a good learning experience for all of us producers, there were elements of the coverage that we missed.


First, we didn’t have continuity throughout our live coverage of the carnival. The writing kept referencing the location of the carnival as if we hadn’t referenced it before. We should have made sure that the writing flowed and that new information was constantly being reported as the coverage was continuing.


Second, we really should have had the viewpoints of DPS and students. Are main audience is students and the carnival directly impacted them. Instead of having a community member for our soundbite we should’ve gotten a student. We need to make sure that when we send out our MJs they get lots of soundbites because we ended up only being able to choose from two. We also needed to get the other side of the story from DPS. They were the ones putting on the carnival and we needed to explain better why the carnival was happening and the benefits it created.

Leave a comment

We've Moved!

By Sam Bergum
01/21/16 | 11:09 a.m. PST

Visit us at!

USC Basketball Knocks Off Rival UCLA 89- 75

By Scott Cook
01/14/16 | 12:05 a.m. PST

USC defeats UCLA with stellar play from their Freshmen. 

Holiday Bowl - USC vs Wisconsin Post-Game Press Conference

Su'a Cravens: "It's the players that need to step up"

Darreus Rogers: "It comes down to the players"

Trojans Fall to Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl 23-21

We detected that you might be on a mobile device such as an iPad or iPhone. Sorry, at this time the video box is only visible on desktop computers.