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CLIP 6869

Breaking news

Breaking news
Key Info
  • Breaking news
  • Duration: 01:41
  • Reporter Mark Simpson breaks the news of the sinking of the Titanic in the North Atlantic. An insert describes the ship, the details of its route and passenger numbers. A correspondent in America gives a more detailed report with information about the collision with an iceberg, and the emergency operation. Details are given about some of the passengers and crew, and we see footage of relatives arriving at the White Star Line offices in the hope of more information.
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  • Keywords: television, report, correspondent, Titanic, iceburg, White Star Line, Atlantic, disaster, non-fiction, writing, nonfictionwriting
Ideas for use in class
  • Compile a radio news programme, write headlines and make a note of the different aspects of the disaster you might report on. Include a summary of Charles Lightoller's account of the event. Write links for your presenter(s) to introduce all the elements. Deliver the programme 'live' in the class with a presenter reading the links to the newsreader and reporters.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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