Pine Richland National Invitational

2021 — Gibsonia, PA/US

News Broadcasting

About News Broadcasting

Each pair of students will read a three-minute prepared newscast focusing on national news events. The reading of the script should be balanced between the two students. The script is prepared by the students covering national events since January 1, 2021.

Judging Criteria:

Vocal Characteristics: Does the speakers effectively use a variety of pitch, rate and stress? Is there a quality in the speakers’ voices suitable for broadcast?

Techniques: Are the speakers effective in breath control, script handling and projection?

Reading Techniques: Are the speakers accurate in pronunciation? Do the speakers effectively read the copy, giving it the feel of an actual broadcast?

On-Air Projection: Do the speakers project enthusiasm, confidence and adaptability?

Overall Effect: Did the speakers present an effective and clear broadcast? Did the speakers effectively and professionally interact with each other? Were the speakers able to look away from their scripts?