Assignment: The News

Create a news show focusing on current events.


Suggested techniques

You can pick a single story and cover it in depth, or a series of shorter news reports to make up a news show.

Intersperse the presentation with still images and video if appropriate. You could do this as a studio presentation or lecture, and display the images on a screen behind the presenter, or cut away to reporters in the field, interviews, and video segments.

Add extra content on-screen by using text to complement what you're saying.

For teachers: benefits to students

  • The student is required to demonstrate an understanding of topical events.
  • The student will develop a understanding of news media and how they present a topic.
  • Dramatic reconstruction makes for a good group project.
  • Adding multimedia content enables the student to approach the subject in a richer way than just using written text and still images.
  • Creating a multimedia presentation helps develop presentational skills and requires the student to consider what information is best presented using the different media: spoken, written, or visual.


  • Ages 14+
  • Suitable for groups
  • Modern history, current events

Downloadable resources

A single news presenter in a T.V studio style set ready to give a the news bulletin of your choice. Simply record your work and customize the movie however you wish.

Click the link to download a Moviestorm movie template.

File size: 237KB


Installation instructions

Download the file and extract the zip folder to this location:

  • Vista, Windows 7, Macs: [Username]/Moviestorm/Movies
  • Windows XP: C:/Documents and Settings/[Username]/Moviestorm/Movies

Permission is granted to download, copy, and redistribute this page.

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