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Disrupt the News Challenge Submission Deadline

December 15, 2019

The CHALLENGE is to reinvent broadcast news.  Blow it up.  Deconstruct it.  And then…create, produce and re-package news content you want to watch.  Show us how YOU want to consume broadcast news.

Teams of student journalists are challenged to develop unique ways of presenting news in one of two formats:

  1. Traditional 30 minute newscast – One that sticks within the general programming flow of a TV station – but makes the traditional format more attractive to younger audiences, including millennials.  Submissions can include a mix of news, sports, weather, entertainment, advertising and promotion.
  2. Mobile – A way local stations can distribute the news to its viewing area through mobile applications.

Schools can have multiple teams enter the competition and there is no cost to participate.  Entrants will receive instructions for submitting entries when they sign up a team.

Winners will receive cash & prizes and will be showcased and highlighted during BEA’s 2020 annual convention in Las Vegas. A representative from each winning team will be invited to participate on a BEA convention panel to explore the reasoning behind their approach.

TVNewsCheck and BEA will expose student journalists’ work to the TV industry through significant promotion during the convention, and at TVNewsCheck.com and www.BEAweb.org. After the convention, winning videos and team profiles will be available online.

Accepting submissions December 1, 2019 – December 15, 2019


December 15, 2019


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