Who said there's no writing in broadcasting?! This is a great way to incorporate it without becoming too literature based. This assessment will help students use their knowledge to critique real world stories. I use this assignment in the middle of the term after students have learned fundamentals.
Students will watch a TV news story and formulate written response of no fewer than 300 words evaluating its content using the criteria below. Their goal is to make an argument for or against the fact that a video meets certain criteria. The student must use broadcast vocabulary and specific examples from the video. Teacher will choose a video to show in class and has the option of posting it on a class Web site. Grading rubric included. You can use this more than once in a semester. I use it several times to gauge student understanding of how videos are put together.
You can use this with the Terms and Definitions bundle, which is in my store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Broadcast-Journalism-Terms-and-Definitions-Bundle-2084344
*included in the writing bundle