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News
News is a program devoted to current events, often using interviews
and commentary
Conventions of a News Show Studio news readers, field reporters,
links to studio, interviewing, experts and witnesses, report structure,
actuality footage

Documentary
Conventions Voiceover
Real footage of events
Technicality of realism
Archive footage

Bibliography - http://www.slideshare.net/crosswaysfederation/codes-and-conventions-of-documentary
http://www.desktop-documentaries.com/what-is-a-documentary.html

STAR Documentaries (2015) Biggest aircraft in the world - full


documentary. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUgFscMmR3c (Accessed: 12
April 2016).
This Documentary is about the biggest aircraft in the world and it was
published in May 11 2015

Docudrama
- Open or closed or circular depending on
subject matter
- Linear or non linear
- Nearly all documentaries are single strand
- A variety of shot types are used to entertain
and sustain the audience interest.
- Background of interviews reflects subject or
person
- Always relevant to subject matter or what is
being said.

Bibliography
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/docudrama
http://www.slideshare.net/daniellecleary/codes-and-conventions-of-the-documentary-drama

Bibliography:12 years a slave trailer (trailer #1) (2012) Directed by .In-line Citation:(12 years a slave
trailer (trailer #1), 2012)
12 years a slave is a film made in 2012 directed by Steve Mcqueen and it is based a true story of a
black American citizen who was abducted and put into slavery for 12 years

Docu - soup

Bibliography
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/docu-soap

Conventions
- Background music
- Green screen backdrop
- Follow people with cameras
- Interviews

Bibliography: The Only Way Is Essex (2013) Sams bikini house warming party - the only way
is Essex. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zgmgIQn3R8 (Accessed: 12 April
2016).In-line Citation:(The Only Way Is Essex, 2013)
The only way is Essex is a docu soup which takes place in Essex and shows the life of a
select group of people who live there

Infotainment
Conventions
- Informs you
- Entertains you
- Smart casual/not formal

What is Infotainment? Webopedia definition (no date)


Available at:
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/I/infotainment.html
(Accessed: 25 April 2016).In-line Citation:(What is
Infotainment? Webopedia definition, no date)

HayesChanelle (2016) This morning. Available at:


http://www.itv.com/thismorning (Accessed: 25 April
2016).In-line Citation:(Hayes, 2016)
This morning is a morning chat show which discuses topics and has celebrity guests on it.

Reality TV
Conventions
-Unscripted
-Entertainment
-A presenter

Dictionary (2016) The definition of reality television.


Available at: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/realitytelevision (Accessed: 25 April 2016).In-line
Citation:(Dictionary, 2016)

Featured news (no date) Available at:


http://bigbrother.channel5.com/ (Accessed: 11 May 2016).In-line
Citation:(Featured news, no date)
Big Brother is a reality TV show that follows a group of people in a house
where they do numerous challenges

Educational
Conventions
- Presentational features
- Affective influence
- Dual channels of information

2016, C. (2016) Do you need to know kwl to be kwl?, in Available at:


http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/educational-television (Accessed: 11 May 2016).In-line
Citation:(2016, 2016)

BBC Earth (2009) Attenborough: Saying boo to a Sloth! - BBC earth. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndMKTnSRsKM (Accessed: 11 May 2016).In-line Citation:(BBC Earth, 2009)

BBC Earth is a show that follows animals and nature across the globe

Wildlife
Conventions
- About either animals, plants and
non human living creatures
- Archive footage
- Commentary

1987, H.P. (1987) English dictionary for learners. Available at: http://dictionary.reverso.net/englishcobuild/wildlife%20programme (Accessed: 17 May 2016).
In-line Citation:
(1987, 1987)

BBC (2016) Pearlfish hides inside a sea cucumber - natural world 2016: Episode 2 preview - BBC
Two. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Eyup8Jk3w (Accessed: 17 May 2016).Inline Citation:(BBC, 2016)

Natural world is a wildlife programme which shows various things that are in the world

Special interest
Programmes based on hobbies and specific subjects

Conventions
Usually presented by a presenter
Archive footage
Mise en scene
Based around a subject

Its a documentary on Deep sea fishing


iDOC Nature (2015) Deep sea fishing for giant swordfish [Fishing
Documentary]. Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJOgFCzLN00 (Accessed: 18 May
2016).In-line Citation:(iDOC Nature, 2015)

Makeover
Makeover television shows the change for the better something or
someone
Conventions
Before and after the makeover
Presenter
Unique graphics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIs6b-oluLA
It is a show where cars get customized to ridiculous
levels.

Magazine
A show with a number of reports on particular subjects interspersed
with links by presenters,
Conventions
Presenter
Unique graphics
Usually a reoccurring background set
Personalities

Gordon Christiansen (2013) Blue peter 3 October 2005. Available at:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYG6IrimzKM (Accessed: 18 May 2016).In-line
Citation:(Gordon Christiansen, 2013)

Blue peter is a magazine programme because it features a presenter ,


personalities and a recurring background set

Discussion
Discussion between people or parties about certain topics recorded for
viewing.
Conventions
Presenter
Opposing groups or people
Reoccurring set

UK Election 2015 (2015) The ITV leaders debate (UK general election 2015) 2nd
april 2015. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oLlD2WXsYY
(Accessed: 18 May 2016).In-line Citation:(UK Election 2015, 2015)

It is a discussion television because it also features a presenter,


reoccurring set and a live audience

Review
Usually two hosts review and discuss a product
- Conventions
Usually two or more hosts
Based around a certain product
Positives and negatives

At the movies is a review show as it


shows more that one host based
around a certain product in this case
movies and positives and negative
opinions.

At the movies (2002) Directed by


Don McCullen .
In-line Citation:
(McCullen, 2002)

Chat show
A talk show or chat show is a television programming or radio
programming genre in which one person or group of people discuss
various topics but forth by a talk show host
- Conventions
Discussion of various topics
Talk show host presenter
Discussion between groups or individuals

This is a chat show because it features a


presenter with personalities that discuss a
variety of topics

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


(2015) Dubsmash with Selena Gomez.
Available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPr
109ETJ6o (Accessed: 9 June 2016).
In-line Citation:
(The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,
2015)