Organising a special edition (Advanced)

Organising a special edition (Advanced)

Whether it’s a plane crash, a deadly attack, or an election, a number of events - foreseen or not - warrant changing a segment and organising a special edition in a studio or in the field. Senior producers and news editors at France 24 will teach you how to anticipate events, manage logistics and give a full account of events.

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Course objectives:

  • Developing the ‘special edition’ reflex

  • Managing time and logistical constraints

  • How to lead a technical and editorial team


  • What’s the aim of a special edition?

  • Choosing the location, day and length

  • Putting together a production and editorial team

  • Technical and administrative constraints

  • Choosing the right guests

  • Making the rundown

Teaching method:

Participants will make their own special edition programme with help from technical and editorial teams.

Target audience: In the field managers, news editors and presenters

Maximum number of trainees: 10

Duration: 5 days

Location: On-site