AJAs 2016 Finalists


Slug/Label VOCM 1pm NEWS
Date Aired or Published April 21, 2016
Media outlet where first aired or published: VOCM
Name of Program: VOCM 1pm NEWS
If co-produced, list partner: N/A
Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
List awards, grants: N/A
Running time (TV/Radio): 15:50

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

The 1PM News is VOCM's major newscast seven days a week. Every member of the news team contributes to the newscast during the week and in many cases the weekend as well. It is a 15-20 minute newscast that has live components focused mainly on local news. The anchor, in this case Brian Madore, is responsible for lining up the news and in many cases fine tuning and editing scripts on the fly. Audio editing is also part of that role. Anyone who reads this newscast will usually say it is the fastest 15 minutes of each day.

Resources of the newsroom (money and time) available to complete the story:

The VOCM Newsroom employs 15 (11 full-time and 4 part-time) reporters, news anchors and web editors. The newsroom is staffed 19 hours per day, 5 days a week and 17 hours per day on the weekend. On daily basis, every member of the news team contributes, in some way, to the newscasts that air at the top of each hour and online content. During the weekday morning show, the newscasts run each half hour.

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