Out Cue

What is an Out Cue in broadcast news journalism?

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Written by Cara Friez
Updated over a week ago

Out Cue

An Out Cue happens at the end of a news package and includes the news station's call letters and the reporter's name.

The out cue verifies the reporter's news organization affiliation, which helps support the story's credibility.

It also helps alert the control room crew and news anchor that the news package is ending. This "cue" gives everyone a heads up that they are moving on to the next part of the news broadcast.

Out Cue Examples:

  • "Reporting for EMTV, I'm Jane Smith."

  • "Live at the Empire State Building, Jane Smith, EMTV."

  • "Jane Smith. EM News."

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