ARTE EDITORIAL GUIDELINES - page 7

ARTE REPORTAGE
ARTE GEIE UNIT: NEWS & SOCIETY
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512
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PRODUCTION STYLE AND PERSPECTIVE
- In order to minimise the
disadvantages of using two languages
, the presenter’s talk-time
will be kept to a minimum. However, it must be sufficient to show how the reports fit into the
larger context.
- The alternation of two reports and two shorter segments gives the programme a rhythm and
pace suitable for earlier broadcasting (6:20 p.m. in Germany, 6:50 p.m. in France).
- At the beginning of the show, there is usually a 13-minute segment which represents a
quick
response to current affairs
, but stays true to the news magazine style of the programme.
- Between the two main reports, there is a four-minute segment where
images
will be shown
every week,
filmed by people from throughout the world
(citizen journalism). With this
segment, ARTE will includes this increasingly popular and now also indispensable source of
information. It is indispensable because it offers a fast response and because, under certain
circumstances, the information made available is unique, e.g. during the revolutions across
the Arab world, or events in Iran and Burma.
This segment must be supervised by accomplished journalists who are experienced with
such images and can be trusted to check sources and factual accuracy. They also deliver the
background information necessary to ensure that the images are relevant for broadcast and
meet ARTE’s standards.
- 26-minute segment: this report
looks at events in greater depth, also forecasting future
events
. This format allows for appropriate press and public relations. It is THE major
international report.
- 4-minute segment at the end of the programme: this section should ensure that the
programme ends on an optimistic note. The intelligently prepared, shorter format usually
offers
good news
, reporting on positive developments which are often lacking on current
programmes.
This segment is also where
related media
such as photographs or political cartoons can find
a place (see
Temps de pose | Tiefenschärfe
and
Les crayons de Courrier | Gegen den
Strich – Courrier International
).
LENGTH AND GENRE
52 minutes
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