Newsround begain in 1972 and I remember it well when John Craven used to present it when I was growing up. It is a BBC children's news programme and is aimed specifically at children primarily between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age. The reason it was aimed at children was because it was still eductational and gave the news it was a bit more light hearted and in a language that kids could understand. I particularly loved watching it as I was never that interested in the news and it got me into current affairs and what was going on in the world.
The programme was originally known as John Craven's Newsround and he presented it between 1972 right up to 1989. He for me was the best presenter they had as he was down to earth but didn't make you feel like you were stupid in any way or condescending. The show gathered momentum from those early years and has been successful to this day.
The programe lasted about 5-15 minutes each day depending on the content and what they had to get through each time. They did manage to find breaking stories and were the first British TV programme to break the news on the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986.
If you've never watched Newsround then you should do as it's one of the few children's TV programmes that has stuck around over the years and is thought of in the same high regard by many, including me, as Blue Peter is. I really hope that my children will get into it as they grow older and we all need to keep up to date with the news and this way it can also be fun.
Newsround has long become a staple part of any healthy child's daily diet. Probably one of the most important TV programs for young children, I think Newsround deserves a lot more credit than it it is often given.
Newsround is a news programme which is directly aimed at children and has stories which are designed to engage children and to help them in their learning. When I was a child the show was presented by John Craven but has since had a number of presenters. The show has been airing for many years now and it is unlikely to go any time soon. Shown at 5.00pm as part of the CBBC programme this is a great 20 minute end to the childrens TV show time.
It is important for everyone to know current events and it is important to teach children, from a young age, that these events do have a direct impact on their lives, so it is important for them to watch news programmes as well as their entertainment programmes. Newsround is an excellent way to do this as it is produced in a way which is directly aimed at children and reports on events such as medical discoveries rather than murders and rapes. The reports are easy to understand and they even allow viewers to earn the chance to create a repot themselves! As the show is easier to understand than most adult news shows, the children do not get bored and switch off. They are also very good at reporting on stories which are related to childerns loves.
Newsround has been an important part of many children's lives and I am sure it will continue to do so in the future. I have a lot of respect for the programme and am glad to see the BBC has never thought about getting rid of it.
A must see for all kids!
When growing up, I didn't really watch many adult news programmes, because it was sometimes hard to understand what was being talked about. I always used to watch one news programme however, Newsround.
Newsround is a long running news programme, aimed completely at children. It explains all of the main news stories in a way that children can easily understand.
When I first watched Newsround, it was presented by John Craven. He was a master at presenting this programme in my opinion, coming across as a very friendly person that could be trusted.
Not all of the news stories were what you would usually see in the adult news. Some were stories that affected children, or that children would find interesting. For example, things about maths, science or history or even school dinners. Wildlife and animals were heavily covered too.
It's testament to this programme that it is still running strong even today, still being shown in roughly the same timeslot it has always had, around 5pm.
Newsround is a news programme with a difference in that it is for kids. It has been running for many years now, and used to be presented by John Craven. In fact, it used to be entitled John Craven's Newsround, before he left the programme, and now presents Countryfile instead.
Newsround differs in that it tells news stories with a little less doom and gloom than the regular news snippets can give us, and also in a shorter more concise way that holds children's attention a little better. It is a good way of getting the news to the kids without them having to sit through an entire news programme and get bored by the length and the content.
Newsround has a more upbeat feel to it than other news programmes, mainly because it is directed at kids, and it also has some more interesting news snippets featured on it, news stories that may not be of such national importance as the main news, but are just nice and interesting to kids, and I sometimes find myself watching this news as opposed to the main news, seeking isntead to look in the papers or online for main news while getting a more interesting and upbeat bulletin from Newsround.
While this is a nice temporary break from the doom and gloom news, it does not, however, give a complete national update, merely what may be relevant to children of various ages. As such, Newsround is limited and doesn't give full scope of the news out there, but then it is designed for kids, so this comes as no surprise. I recommend this as a news programme in general, but mainly for kids. It continues to air and continues to remain a vdry popular programme.
Newsround is a kids TV new program that is shown in the morning and the evening at around 5.25pm.
It features news stories and features that kids will find interesting. There are no boring stories or features about rises in mortgages that go on for ten minutes. It is simply a five minute long glimpse of what is happening to people in the UK and other countries.
The news show has several presenters, reporting for different areas of news stories. There is: Sonali, Jake, Adam, Helen, Ellie, Laura, Aidan, Gavin and Lizzie. A presenter named Lizo has just left the show.
Many people that I know enjoy watching the show due to it's intriguing stories. My siblings enjoy it and so am I, even thought I am not a child.
The stories that are featured could be anything from sport and animal news, to topics about children with interesting lifestyles.
I think it is a very good show that keeps children's interests on the news of what is happening around the world.
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Though this is ment to be a childrens programme, I find it more interesting and easier to understand than the adults news shows like 'the ten o'clock news' etc. as they look at it through a childs eyes and explain so someone younger can understand. The show still includes all the main important headlines and sports news and then sometimes some extras that are specifically for children like news on a new Harry Potter book or something which is also interesting to watch. Newsround is on every week day at around 5:25 i think (before neighbours) and lasts about 10-20 minuits maximum. It is presented brightly with a friendly with a happy presenter who can get serious for different kinds of news. Though the images are less graphic due to the age group of the viewers, it can still contain some quite unpleasant sights to show the kids whats going on out there in the world which is good. They send children out as reporters to made a review on something at times called a press packer and to do this, they must sign up on the website or something and are sent all the details then get to appear on the show and carry out their report. Though some serious adults may think this is childish, really it is worth a look though they may want to watch the main news too to find the topics in more detail and the timing may be wrong for them ie. they may be working at the time when this is shown. On the CBBC channel, there is a new newsround called 'newsround lite' which I have no idea what it is but it is probably of a similar idea and I may consider watching it one day to see if it's any good. Overall I think newround is a great idea and good for all ages but particually for children. Thanks for reading my review.
Newsround is just excellent directed at kids it’s the only news bulletin the kids want to watch. I can remember as a child my Dad used to watch the news quite a lot, and it was so boring. The only news that was something worth shouting about was Newsround, which then used to come on at 5.00pm. Just before Blue Peters the presenters were good and the content interesting. After watching it again some years later I still can see the appeal, it may have changed it’s time to 5.25pm but I know for sure my cousins love it. And if you just want a quick round up of news then it can even be appealing for adults. The good thing about Newsround as far as children are concerned is that the news is presented in unsophisticated manner, it’s simple and easy to understand. Unlike News at Ten or any other news programme, Newsround presents news that children will understand and therefore take in what they hear. Children don’t have long concentration spans so it helps the with the news only lasting for ten minutes but it’s amazing how much they can fit in. The news stories vary and cover all topics, from serious one to music to sport. I used to love the science fiction stories because they used to have children presenting the clip and the stories used to be on exotic animals that you would love to see. They also have some excellent competitions with some great prizes, if you win then you will have a time of you’re life. I used to enter every single Newsround competition but I am afraid never won. The news is presented in a ‘chilled’ manner, the music at the beginning is good and they have a good format and a good balance between serious and trivial matters. I think Newsround could go on for years, children are interested in current affairs and what’s happening around them. Newsround provides a very good round up of the news. The target age I would say would be anything from 8-15 but of course
can include people from other age groups. Overall Newsround is an excellent news programme for youngsters. It comes on weekdays at 5.25pm on BBC 1. Have a watch you will still love it.
This show was good from the word go. I remember watching it when it was John Craven's Newsround, but over the years, it has been modernised and made more interactive, but that makes it even better for children to take notice and follow whats happening in the world today. Newsround is a very down to earth children's show and doesn't treat the children like idiots, but treats them as knowledgable, and they give children interesting stories to look at on screen, and take notice of. They have fun with stories and have a laugh about things, but sometimes they do have serious news items, which they handle with care and treat very sensitively, but they still make it watchable. They highlight the problems of the plights of different people in this world, and they show you how different it is to life here, and that is what some children of today, don't really understand, and they don;t really consider themselves to be lucky. Th epresenters are all good-natured, and as the show lasts only 10 minutes, they have to pack everything into that time, which they do very well. They cover lots of stories, and they also introduce Press Pack Assignments, which allow viewers to go out and explore topics or places set by the team. This is very interesting for children, as they feel that they could have an opportunity like that, and it is "cool" to do something like that. They also read through viewers' e-mails, which viewers are probably eager to know about, to see whether theres is read out and to see what other people have to say about things. Overall, it is a very good programme, making news more entertaining for children, and making news sound fun after all.
I never liked Newsround as a child and that remains the case up to prestent day. It has never focused on the most important stories in the news and it often ignores big issues to focus on ones which only effect children. I recognise that telling the news to children is a hard job simply becuase the vast majority find it boring and don't want to pay attention to a news programme. Newsround must be praised for bringing the news to young people and helping to make them aware of the world that is around them but the programmes does have its flaws. Newsround spends too much time raising and talking about small isues and doesn't focus on the big stories. It often features the latest anti drugs campaign or some play which is touring schools teaching kids what is right and wrong. I realise it is important to educate kids aboiut these things but due to this Newsround just leaves out the days most important stories. It is a short show but the makers should do its best to give attention to all aspects of current affiars. I know that some stories may well be unsuitable for kids but the show should put these in such a way as to make the point in a way that kids will find enjoyable. I always felt that this was the case when I watched the show as a kid and I believe that Newsround must change to keep on bringing the news effectively to young people.
This is a programme which should be made compulsary in every household, regardless to whether the house contains children or not!! Since my brain cells have been frazzled by children I do not have time nor do i understand "grown up" news, I watch this every day during the week and i am aware of the current news affairs and whatever disaster has happened, or indeed of good news, just as i would be watching the news, the difference being i understand what is going on. Newsround even makes election time understandable....surprising i know. Watch this programme and you too will be able to have clever grown up conversations without looking like an idiot!!
This excellent idea was created in the 70's and was hosted by the versitile John Craven for most of it's broadcasting history. Today's presenters may not have the hold over Newsround like Craven did but the principal of an understandable news service for children is carried on. The news items are frank and honest but spare children mush of the "nastier" side of the news. The news items also appeal to Adults! As an adult, I have to admit I miss watching John Craven at 5 0'clock in the evening as his show was part of growing up. I hope today's youngster's feel the same way.
I only occasionally watch Newsround nowadays as I have outgrown it a little. However, I used to watch it every day, it's always on live at 5PM for 10 minutes. The show is presented in a colourful, easy-to-understand way and quickly wraps up the day's main news headlines, and the smaller ones in "Newswrap" or whatever they call in nowadays. The main presenter is very good, but I remeber the days of Juliet Morris and some blonde-haired bloke (can't remeber his name!) and it was excellent. Also, every Friday, they have "Newsround Extra" which is on at 4:55PM for 15 minutes and features a particular topic which it goes into quite in-depth, for example it was once about the next generation of games consoles, ie. Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Dolphin, X-Box, Game Boy Advance which was very interesting.
Newsround is one of the best Children’s news programmes, actually I can’t think of any other news programme that is directed at kids! Contrary to popular belief children are interested in the world in which we live, but the ‘adult’ news programmes can often be too difficult for them to process, especially when politics and economics are brought in. Newsround is on BBC1, every weekday at 5.25pm (has changed, previously it was on at 5pm). It only lasts 10 minutes but it has everything a child could want in a news bulletin, and it’s short enough to keep the kiddies concentrated. Firstly it’s very modern looking, a crisp ‘vibrant’ opening and some pumping music, when I first saw it I though it was the opening to a computer games show or something. This opening is important as I suppose it’s almost making the news Cool. This is helped more by the fact that the presenters are young, hip and attractive to both sexes. The opening stories are the ‘serious’ ones. For example recently it was the troubles in Israel. What was most impressive was that the story lasted about 2 minutes but summed up all the key points and even reasons behind the conflict in an easy and attractive manner. The key word is ‘understandable’, adults often neglect that children deserve to know what’s happening too, and if my kids had watched the 9 o’clock news they would have been so confused. The show then goes onto the more ‘celebrity’ and lifestyle stories just as the children’s attention is dwindling and a demand for Blue Peter or Byker Grove is emerging lol. Another important feature is the Press Pack group that Newsround has formed. Press Packer’s are young reporters. Member’s send in reports on subjects, sometime they are given a chance to make a short film about the subject but more usual is that the reports are screened on tel
etext (I think the pages start at 510). Overall it’s an excellent news programme and the Press Pack encourages journalism and a degree of curiosity from children. One word to describe it – excellent.