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What TV News Scripts Look Like

Writing for television is vastly different than writing for radio, but the same principles of good news writing apply.  TV news writing involves bringing together many more elements.  Below are several examples of what TV news scripts look like at WISC-TV in Madison.  News Director Colin Benedict has supplied four scripts.  The first two are examples of how different versions of the same story look, when aired on different newscasts.  The one below is the first version of a story about a horrible car wreck involving young people:

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