“Breaking Into TV News” — Watch The Videos Described In “Writing News Scripts”

Published On April 14, 2012 | By Mike Carroll | Books, Breaking Into TV News, KCRA-TV, KWCH-TV, Mike's TV News Stories, One-Man Newsman

In Breaking Into TV News – How To Get A Job & Excel As A Reporter-Photographer is a section on “Writing” where I present five different stories that I’ve done as a reporter-photographer, starting with my very first story back in 1984 at KWCH-TV in Wichita, Kansas, and four stories that I’ve done over the past year or so for KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California.

Each news story includes the story-behind-the-story of how the story was assigned, shot, written and edited. Two of the three stories are accompanied by the actual scripts used, and one of those even includes my original transcribed notes and the first draft of the script.

Included here are the pages with the script for a story I did last November about the Sacramento SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) which I shot, reported, wrote & edited for KCRA.

And for the people who’ve bought Breaking Into TV News, I’ve provided the videos to all the stories that I discuss and present the news scripts for in the section on “Writing.”


KWCH Wounded Duck

KCRA The Bee House

KCRA After-Christmas Bird Count

KCRA Sacramento SPCA Adopt-A-Thon

KCRA Land Park Volunteer Corps

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Mike Carroll joined the digital revolution in 1999 with a Sony TRV900 camcorder and Final Cut Pro, when it was only Final Cut Pro and not version 2, 4 or a Suite.

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