BROADCAST JOURNALISM

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 on the state and national websites.

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 national guidelines:  www.fbla-pbl.org.
 

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 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 national guidelines:  www.fbla-pbl.org.    


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

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 entered into the first round of competition.  Finalists must complete both parts of the event to be eligible to win an award.

 

PROCEDURE

Competitors must research and develop the topic prior to the conference and be prepared to present a 7-minute live news broadcast to the judges.

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

Visual aids (can be electronic, printed, etc.) are permitted during the presentation.  However, no materials may be left with the judges. 

Members are expected to follow all applicable copyright laws and may be disqualified if items are not documented.

Presentation of the newscast must be conducted by participants registered in the event.

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.

If a finals round is needed, the same procedure will be followed.

JUDGING

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 Conference is determined by judges and/or number of entries.  The maximum will be ten.