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    news bar

    Is the news bar at the bottom of the TV screen "subtitles"? Or maybe "footnote"?

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    Re: news bar

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    I believe that some people in the American TV industry also refer to it as a:

    "breaking news scrawl."


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    Re: news bar

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    I believe that some people in the American TV industry also refer to it as a:

    "breaking news scrawl."


    James
    Interesting. I always heard that as "news crawl" cause the words crawl across the screen.

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    Re: news bar

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I always heard that as "news crawl" cause the words crawl across the screen.
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    1. Of course, I am no expert in the TV industry. (I could not get into a TV studio to save my life!)

    2. My dictionary tells me that "scrawl" is probably an "alteration" of "crawl." In other words, they do not know the

    origin of the word.

    3. Of course, I went to Professor Google and found these sentences:

    a. CNN ... helped popularize the "scrawl" which has become a staple of cable news programming a constant ticker

    tape of brief headlines. (Green Culture, 2011, Kevin Wehr.)

    b. The bottom of the screen, if we can see it, has one of those message scrawls moving across it."

    (Raise the Dead, 2012, Moore, Reppion, and Raicht.)

    c. There was a scrawl across the bottom of the screen updating local races. (Funny Zoo Stories)

    4. I have absolutely no idea which word is used more frequently in American TV.

    5. If I were a TV producer (fat chance!), I should prefer "scrawl." "Crawl" reminds me of spiders; "scrawl" with its

    "s" reminds me of "scroll."


    James


    P.S. Maybe someone in the entertainment industry will tell us which term is preferred in the TV news world. I am strictly

    a journalist manque. So I have no idea.

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