AT&D #17. Broadcast News Stories

Spread the good word and contribute to the community!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Take a newspaper story and turn it into a 30 second broadcast story. Get your timers out and read it out loud. You can use quotes in the newspaper as soundbites, but the soundbites count toward your total story time. 

[News Anchor]:

This just in: The Massachusetts Gambling Commission has approved a $1.6-billion resort plan to bring casino gaming into Everette. Details of the 3-to-1 decision have just been released and among them, a planned location to convert a forlorn plot of land on the Mystic River into a sprawling and vibrant locale complete with gaming, fine dining and entertainment venues. The city of Everette won its bid over competing neighbor, Revere, where the crucial vote would help, “transform a ‘desolate’ section of the city”, said mayor Carlo DeMaria.

[jump-cut to DeMaria at the hearing location]:

“This is going to be a snowball, getting bigger and bigger. You won’t recognize the city in Everett, hopefully, in 10 years. We will no longer be the butt end of the city of Boston.”

[News Anchor, voice over]:

The project, which is expected to bring 3,000 slot machines, 94,000 square feet of retail, and over 4,300 new jobs to the area, is being headed by developer Steve Wynn, a business magnate who previously worked on the famous Las Vegas strip. Wynn has pitched his plan as an effort to reinvigorate the economy of the Boston suburb, backed up by a large construction investment and a bigger projected workforce and payroll.

source: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/09/16/wynn-resorts- boosts-sullivan-square-payments-gaming-commission-nears-vote- casino/TmXTOkZSxFy70COq3kCF8I/story.html

Facebook Comments