Writing newscast teases is one of the most important jobs in keeping your audience tuned to your program for the entire time. A tease should be short and not reveal the whole story. If that were the case, then your audience would turn the channel after hearing the tease. You wish to tease your audience by not giving all the details of the story. Keep the audience guessing or hanging on.
Please read the Tips on Writing TV News Teases in the Course Documents/Materials Modules section of Canvas for assistance.
Below you will find ten story leads. These are not all factual stories. You are to write a tease for each story. But, remember, DO NOT GIVE TOO MUCH INFORMATION. YOU WANT YOUR AUDIENCE TO STAY TUNED TO YOUR NEWSCAST.
Each line must be double-spaced. Each word must be in all capital letters. Write your teases in present, present-perfect or future tense. Three points will be counted off for each tease written in past tense. Two points will be counted off for each misspelled word or grammatical mistake. Two points will be counted off for not writing in Broadcast style as you have been writing all semester.
- Kentucky Judge Owen Campbell resigns after he allegedly dropped the charges of some female defendants in exchange for sex.
- Two Troy Middle School students are arrested for setting fire to Troy University’s Library.
- A Dothan man sues the city for displaying a Confederate flag in front of the courthouse. He says his civil rights are violated by the display.
- A Troy University professor plans to quit his job after winning $6 million in the Florida Lottery.
- An Indiana minister is arrested for embezzling $1 million dollars from his church’s bank accounts.
- Loftin College of Nebraska announces it is shutting down due to low enrollments and financial troubles.
- Popular American recording star Jeremy Watson admits he is gay.
- Former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announces he plans to open a marriage counseling service, months after his divorce becomes final.
- Three Troy children die in a car crash on their way to see the movie, Halloween.
- The Enterprise City Council approves a bill to allow Sunday liquor sales at local restaurants.