BROADCAST JOURNALISM



This event provides recognition for FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to effectively present a newscast.


COMPETENCIES


The topic to be developed in this presentation will be announced in the Chapter Management Handbook that comes from the national office.  In addition, it will be announced in the State Adviser Briefings throughout the year.  Participants will develop a news broadcast. text.
 

ELIGIBILITY


This is an individual or team event.  In the case of a team, it must be composed of two to three (2-3) members.  The individual may not have competed in this event at a prior National Leadership Conference or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference.  In the case of a team, no more than one (1) team member may have competed in this event at a prior National Leadership Conference or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference.

Participants must have paid state and national dues postmarked by December 15 of the current school year.

District        Number of participants governed by local FBLA District policy.

State           Each district may be represented by participant(s) based on the Florida FBLA scaled quota system found in the Fact Finder.

National     See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.

 

REGULATIONS


District        Each district determines its own procedures for event registration.

State        When it has been determined that an individual or team will represent the district at state competition, the student's local adviser must send the appropriate entry form and product to the state adviser as instructed in the SLC packet.  The entry form and the required receipt deadline are included in the SLC registration packet.

National    See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.  NOTE:  National does not have a prejudged portion for this event.
    
Entries may be created by an individual member or by a team, not to exceed three (3) members.  Participants must be members of an active local chapter and be on record in the FBLA-PBL national office as having paid dues by December 15 of the current school year.  In the event of a team, no more than one member may have entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference, have competed more than two (2) years at the national level, or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th at a previous State Leadership Conference.  Students competing in this event on the state level must be registered for the conference or the entry will not be judged.


REGULATIONS


The URL, Statement of Assurance, and Event Acknowledgement form must be submitted to the State Association so that it is received by the date specified in the State Conference Registration Packet.


Student members, not advisers, must prepare presentations.  Local advisers should serve as consultants to ensure that the presentations are well organized, contain substantiated statements, and are developed in an acceptable business style.
Participants in this event must be registered for the State Leadership Conference or their entry will not be judged.  Finalists must complete both parts of the event to be eligible to win an award.


Participants in this event must be registered for the State Leadership Conference or their entry will not be entered into the first round of competition.  Finalists must complete both parts of the event to be eligible to win an award.

 

PROCEDURE—PREJUDGED PROJECT

 

  • Newscasts must properly develop the given topic.  Student members, not advisers, must prepare presentations. 
  • Presentations should be no longer than seven (7) minutes in length.
  • For the prejudged portion, individuals or teams must submit a URL for a video of their newscast.  This must be an unedited video.
  • Videos must be uploaded.  Submit URL, Statement of Assurance, and appropriate form as specified in the SLC packet.  Everything must be received by the date specified in the State Leadership Conference registration packet. 
  • The video of the newscast will be prejudged according to the rating sheet.
  • Members are expected to follow all applicable copyright laws and may be disqualified if items are not documented.


PROCEDURE—ORAL PRESENTATION


Based on the results of the preliminary competition, the highest prejudged project scores, a maximum of five individuals or teams will advance to finals and will perform a live 7-minute newscast to the judges at the State Leadership Conference.  The individuals or teams selected will be notified prior to the State Leadership Conference…only these five will participate in the final round presentation.


Presentation of the newscast must be conducted by participants in the prejudged portion of  the event. The newscast must include the stories as specified in the National Chapter Management Handbook.


Visual aids related to the newscast may be used; however, no items may be left with the judges or audience.

Competitors are permitted to bring prepared notes of any type for the presentation.  

The individual or team has seven (7) minutes to present.  A timekeeper will stand at six (6) minutes and again at seven (7) minutes.  When each individual or team is finished, the timekeeper will record the time used noting a deduction of five (5) points for any presentation over seven (7) minutes.  Following each oral presentation, the judges will conduct a three-minute (3) question-and-answer period during which the presenters should be prepared to defend all aspects of their newscast.

 


JUDGING


Videos will be judged by a panel of judges prior to the State Leadership Conference.  Oral performances will be judged by a panel at the conference.  All judges’ decisions are final.

 

AWARDS
 

District       The number of awards presented at the District Leadership Conference is determined by local FBLA District policy.

 

State          Awards for the top 5 places are presented at the State Leadership Conference.

 

National    The number of awards presented at the National Leadership Conference is determined by judges and/or number of entries.  The maximum will be ten.