How to Get Your Story On Air

  1. Reporters do not need to attend the pitch meetings (fourth Thursday, every month, @ 2:00 PM, in the Penn room, in the Independence Center) to ‘sell’ a story.
  2.  To get a story approved (or disapproved [a rare event]), go to www.docs.sca-tv.com and get the “Reporters Story Pitch Form.”
  3. Complete the form on-line, filling in as much information as you can provide and that will help me decide if it is “air” worthy.
  4. When done, click on the “Submit Your Form. Please Wait For System Validation” button at the bottom of the form.
  5. When validated, it will be automatically mailed out to you, me and at least three other folks.
  6. You will get an e-mail response from me. If disapproved, I will give you my reason(s).
    a. When approved, it is added to the Production Sheet under the “Pending Stories” section.
    b. After receipt of the approval, you can make the final arrangements for the shoot: crew, interviewee, etc.
        If doing a GREEN SCREEN shoot:
        I. Write the script in Word© or Word Pad© format.
        II. Send the script to either Bob Passaro or Jan Goldberg for teleprompter formatting.
        III. Schedule a taping date with Bob Passaro.
  7. Tape the segment.
    Optional: send (just) me an e-mail when the piece is in editing. Not required, but it allows me to move your piece from “Pending” to “Just needs Editing” on the Production Sheet. As I said, this notification is entirely up to you.
  8. Edit or work with your editor to get the piece ready for airing.
  9. When the piece is ready for airing, return to www.docs.sca-tv.com and open the “Reporters Story Summary Form.”
  10. Complete the form, filling in all of the information as best you can. This information is used by the scriptwriters for the intros and outros of your work, so, the more the better the script.
  11. When done, click on the “Submit Your Form. Please Wait For System Validation” button at the bottom of the form.
  12. When validated, it will be automatically mailed out to you, me and at least three other folks.
  13. To acknowledge receipt, I will reply with a short message: “TY,” “Thanks,” or “Thank you” depending on how tired my fingers and/or brain is.
  14. Your story will move from the “Pending” (Or “Just Needs Editing”) section of the Production Sheet into the “Bank.” (As you can see, this is the only way we know when you are done with your project.)
  15. Your story will then get assigned to the next available and appropriate Anthem Alive! show.
  16. You are done!