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TV News Writing. Script formatting. Common abbrev. OC – On camera TT – throw to (reporter, break, SOT, VO package, etc.) SOT – packaged story with reporter narration VO – voice over by news or sports anchor TAKE VTR – cue to roll tape (for VO or SOT). SOT & VO cues. [O/C TT SOT]

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Tv news writing

TV News Writing

Script formatting


Common abbrev

Common abbrev.

  • OC – On camera

  • TT – throw to (reporter, break, SOT, VO package, etc.)

  • SOT – packaged story with reporter narration

  • VO – voice over by news or sports anchor

  • TAKE VTR – cue to roll tape (for VO or SOT)


Sot vo cues

SOT & VO cues

  • [O/C TT SOT]

  • [ON CAM] [**O/C**]

  • SPORTS NEXT AND DC NEWS WAS COURTSIDE THIS WEEK WITH OUR WINNING MENS’ BASKETBALL TEAM. ADAM FRAUTS HAS THE DETAILS.

  • [TAKE VTR] [**SOT**]

  • Runs: 1:20

  • In: “The Durham Lords…

  • Out: …Adam Frauts for DC News.”


Sot vo cues1

SOT & VO cues

  • [O/C VO]

  • [ON CAM] [**O/C**]

  • YOU COULD CALL IT A SIGN OF THE TIMES, - THE RIOT RADIO HAS UNVEILED ITS NEW ELECTRONIC TICKER.

  • [TAKE VTR] [**V/O**]

  • WITH A FLICK OF THE SWTICH, THE CAMPUS RADIO STATION UNVEILED ITS NEW ELECTRONIC BILLBOARD MONDAY. RIOT RADIO MANAGE LAURA FERR SAYS THE…

  • YOUR SCRIPTS SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS..


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