Beginning Radio-TV Newswriting: A Self-Instructional Learning Experience / Edition 4

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Every prospective radio-TV journalist must start somewhere. And the best place to start is at the beginning … Beginning Radio-TV Newswriting. The fourth edition of this bestselling text is truly a self-instructional learning experience, familiarizing students with the basic styles, principles, and techniques of radio-TV newswriting. Through clear instruction, examples and exercises, beginning students learn correct radio-TV news style and learn how to:
  • Understand and use basic radio-TV news terms
  • Write radio and television news "reader" stories
  • Place attribution in its proper place in a sentence
  • Place a person's title in its proper place in a sentence
  • Place a person's age in its proper place in a sentence
  • Place a person's address in its proper place in a sentence
  • Write direct and indirect quotations
  • Place time elements in their proper place in a sentence
  • Write numbers
  • Write individually voiced numbers and letters
  • Write copy to match pictures and graphics
  • Write copy to match video
  • Write introductions to reporter packages
  • Edit copy

New to this edition are a list of radio-TV news terms and summary writing assignments for radio and television newswriting, which test student mastery of basic skills. Fully updated and with even more examples, exercises and tests, Beginning Radio-TV Newswriting is the ideal supplement to basic newswriting texts or basic radio-TV industry texts for beginning students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813828701
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/21/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 107
  • Product dimensions: 0.28 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.25 (d)

Meet the Author

K. Tim Wulfemeyer is a Professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University and he serves as the Coordinator of its Journalism Degree Program. He has extensive radio-TV news experience, both on-the-air and behind the scenes as a producer, newswriter, videographer, newscaster, sportscaster, host and reporter.
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Table of Contents



Radio-TV News Terminology.

Part 1: Writing the Story.

Part 2: Using Radio-TV Style.

Partr 3: Adding Visuals.

Part 4: Writing Introductions.

Appendix: United Press International Pronunciation Guide.

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