67th ANNUAL GOLDEN MIKE AWARDS®


TELEVISION CATEGORIES


TV-1. BEST NEWS BROADCAST -- 60 MINUTES, NEWSCAST AIRING BETWEEN 4PM AND MIDNIGHT ONLY
A & B Divisions

Format presentation should be representative of "typical" regularly scheduled daily newscast. The entry must be consistent with the station's permanent news programming format. Abbreviated or extended newscast due to a station's interim programming changes are ineligible. Entry must include a recording of the entire newscast (sports, weather, etc.) and 3 copies of written newscast rundown.
Entries must be submitted from the "Designated News Day".
TV-2. BEST NEWS BROADCAST -- 30 MINUTES OR LESS, NEWSCAST AIRING BETWEEN 4PM AND MIDNIGHT ONLY
A & B Divisions

Format presentation should be representative of "typical" regularly scheduled daily newscast. The entry must be consistent with the station's permanent news programming format. Abbrievated or extended newscast due to a station's interim programming changes are ineligible. Entry must include a recording of the entire newscast (sports, weather, etc.) and 3 copies of written newscast rundown.
Entries must be submitted from the "Designated News Day".
TV-3. BEST DAYTIME NEWS BROADCAST -- ANY LENGTH, NEWSCAST AIRING BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 4PM.
A & B Divisions

Entry may not exceed a continuous 60 minute portion. Format presentation should be representative of "typical" regularly scheduled daily newscast. The entry must be consistent with the station's permanent news programming format. Abbreviated or extended newscasts beyond usual length due to a station's interim programming changes are ineligible. Entry must include a recording of the entire newscast (sports, weather, etc.) and 3 copies of written newscast rundown.
Entries must be submitted from the "Designated News Day".
TV-4. BEST SPORTS SEGMENT
A & B Divisions

A comprehensive sports news report in a regularly-scheduled newscast which may include a sports feature and/or sports commentary, aired on any day in the contest period.
TV-5. BEST WEATHER SEGMENT
A & B Divisions

A comprehensive weather report in a regularly-scheduled newscast aired on any day in the contest period.
TV-6. BEST TRAFFIC REPORT
A & B Divisions

A comprehensive traffic report in a regularly-scheduled newscast aired on any day in the contest period.
TV-7. BEST NEWSCAST WRITING
A & B Divisions

Individual or group effort on an ENTIRE newscast. No commentaries, analyses or editorials.
Entries must be submitted from the "Designated News Day".
TV-8. BEST INDIVIDUAL WRITING
A & B Divisions

Individual writing effort on a news or feature story.
TV-9. BEST SPORTS REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Individual reporter's enterprise on a single, one-time sports news story or feature.
TV-10. BEST "SPOT" NEWS REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Reporter's (reporters') enterprise on a single news story. Entries must rely on "on-the-scene" coverage of an unscheduled and unanticipated news story. Entry must have aired within a regularly scheduled news program.
TV-11. BEST "LIVE" COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY
A & B Divisions

Team effort on a breaking news story that interrupts a regularly-scheduled newscast or station programming. Can include previously taped material. But judge must focus on the spontaneous "live-on-scene" coverage while the event was still ongoing. Not to exceed a continuous 60-minute portion. Can be a composite tape not to exceed 60 minutes. Composite submission must have a written summary indicating time span of overall coverage, frequency of reports and length of segments deleted from composite.
TV-12. BEST DOCUMENTARY
A & B Divisions

Individual or group effort including writing, production, and presentation of a single subject in a program of 30 minutes or more, produced by the News Department, that aired outside a regularly-scheduled news broadcast time period. (Entries in this category may not also be entered in the BEST NEWS SPECIAL or BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING categories). No year-end summaries. No multi-part series. Not to exceed a continuous 60-minute portion.
TV-13. BEST NEWS PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM
A & B Divisions

A single program from a regularly-scheduled, issue-oriented public affairs series produced by the News Department. One-time-only programs or limited series on public affairs topics (e.g. Election Issue programs, Political Debates, Special Reports, etc.) are not eligible in this category but might be eligible in TV-19 Best News Special or TV-13 Best Documentary.
TV-14. BEST NEWS REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Individual reporter's enterprise on a single, one-time news story produced by the News Department.
TV-15. BEST NEWS REPORTING BY A CABLE OR BROADCAST NETWORK
One Division

Individual reporter's enterprise on a single, one-time news story produced by the News Department. Cable or broadcast network must have a bureau within RTNA boundaries and story must be produced in and specific to contest area.
TV-16. BEST HARD NEWS SERIES REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Individual or group effort on a series of reports on a single topic, news or feature.
TV-17. BEST LIGHT NEWS SERIES REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Individual or group effort on a series of reports on a single topic, news or feature.
TV-18. BEST NEWS SPECIAL
A & B Divisions

Individual or group effort on a special news broadcast or series of broadcasts on a single topic produced by the News Department that aired outside a regularly-scheduled news broadcast time period. (Entries in this category may not also be entered in the BEST DOCUMENTARY or BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING categories.) "Special Editions" of regularly-scheduled news programs are not eligible. Entry should be a composite of the special broadcast(s), of no more than 60 minutes. Composite submission must have a written summary indicating time span of overall coverage, frequency of reports and length of segments deleted.
TV-19. BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
A & B Divisions

An expose on a single subject, digging up or revealing new information, reported in one program or series. (The investigation entered in this category may not also be entered in BEST DOCUMENTARY or BEST NEWS SPECIAL categories.) Must be produced by the News Department. Entry must include a chronology of how the investigation was developed, reported and follow-up. (Notes on entry should include as much information as possible: What prompted the story? How many hours expended to research the story? The result of the investigation? Impact and current status?) One page limit.
TV-20. BEST SERIOUS FEATURE REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Individual reporter's effort on a single subject produced by the News Department. A serious feature may be an in-depth look at a breaking news story or a sidebar to an ongoing story.
TV-21. BEST LIGHT FEATURE REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Individual reporter's effort on a single subject produced by the News Department. A light feature may be humorous or a unique treatment of the passing scene, a light look at a serious subject or a serious look at a light subject.
TV-22. BEST ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Individual or team effort on a single entertainment story or series of stories on a single subject.
TV-23. BEST BUSINESS AND CONSUMER REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Individual or team effort on a single business, consumer, financial, or economic story, or series of stories on a single subject.
TV-24. BEST GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Individual or team effort on a single government, political, or public policy story, or series of stories on a single subject.
TV-25. BEST MEDICAL AND SCIENCE REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Individual or team effort on a single medical, science, or technology story, or series of stories on a single subject.
TV-26. BEST NEWS VIDEOGRAPHY OF HARD NEWS STORY, SERIES, OR SPECIAL
A & B Divisions

Best field work by a news camera crew or crews on a breaking news or hard news enterprise. Entries from series or specials must submit only one segment. Stringers regularly selling video/audio clips to local news organizations can enter this category. Entry must be submitted as aired on television station in the Southern California market. Stringers must identify their work.
TV-27. BEST NEWS VIDEOGRAPHY OF A FEATURE STORY, SERIES, OR SPECIAL
A & B Divisions

Best field work by a news camera crew or crews. Entries from series or specials must submit only one segment.
TV-28. BEST VIDEO EDITING OF A HARD NEWS STORY, SERIES, OR SPECIAL
A & B Divisions

Entries from series or specials must submit only one segment.
TV-29. BEST VIDEO EDITING OF A FEATURE STORY, SERIES, OR SPECIAL
A & B Divisions

Entries from series or specials must submit only one segment.
TV-30. BEST INTERNET NEWS REPORTING
A & B Divisions

Individual reporter's or group's enterprise for a news story that was initially prepared for and presented on the station's website. Entry must be composed of video and audio elements and may not be altered from its original form. Stories initially prepared for and broadcast on the station and then repurposed on the website are not eligible. Stories from sources other than the News Department are not eligible. College-affiliated websites are eligible to enter in Division B if the school facilities are physically located within the contest area.




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