Air Words: Writing for Broadcast News / Edition 3

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Overview

Airwords is a hands-on workbook with numerous exercises and writing examples that focuses on developing writing skills for broadcast news.

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An introductory text for broadcast newswriting, with numerous exercises and examples illustrating broadcast news style. Defines and explains standard industry formats, rules, and procedures, and covers fact checking, ethics, script formats, shifting from print to broadcast, writing leads, interviews, aspects of TV writing, and copyediting and producing. Includes chapter glossaries. This second edition discusses technology advances such as wire capture and producing from CRTs. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780767427142
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/25/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Radio, Television, and the Webcast

2. The Mechanics of the Script: Copyediting, Fact Checking, Research, and Defamation

3. The Shift from Print to Effective Broadcast Copy

4. Writing the Compelling Lead

5. Getting Interviews: The Powerful Soundbite

6. Using Soundbites Effectively

7. Using Soundbites in Packages

8. Over-the-Air and Internet Radio

9. Television: Writing to Stills and CGs

10. TV: Writing the VO and the VO/SOT

11. Television: Packages and Live Shots

12. Producing for All Media: Developing Stories

13. Creating Effective Newscasts
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