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21 News and current affairs

News and current affairs is a particular type of factual programme. The process of creating the material is similar to other programmes, although it is usually done much more quickly. However, there are some particular issues with news and current affairs that are worth thinking about.

The term News and the term Current affairs are often used together. However, they do refer to two slightly different things. News tends to mean a straightforward report on an issue, generally delivered by the studio presenter. It may also include short sound bites from some of the key players in a story; it may also include the voice of a reporter. Some bulletins are very short; others can last for up to half an hour. Current affairs ...

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