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Broadcast Journalism offers an insight into the world of electronic reporting, taking you behind the scenes at ITN and the BBC World Service. Join camera crews on a stakeout at the High Court, and capture the atmosphere in the studios of the world's largest news organization." "All the essential skills are covered, with step-by-step instruction in reporting, recording and editing using the latest equipment. Coverage for radio and television includes newswriting, newsgathering, newsreading, interviewing, and programme-making." "The digital revolution is transforming the news, and this fifth edition explores the new opportunities emerging for journalists and online reporters using the Internet. Essential guidance is also given on how you can break into a career in journalism.
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An updated manual for would-be journalists, offering authoritative information on all aspects of broadcast news as well as insight into the daily work of journalism from working reporters. Sections on TV and radio offer instructions in the basics of news writing, gathering and reading, interviewing, reporting, recording, editing, and scriptwriting, and guidance is given on using current broadcast equipment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750617604
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Series: Journalism Media Manual
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 402
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

How to use this book
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1 What is news? 3
2 News sources 12
3 Getting the story 29
4 Conversational writing 39
5 Newswriting 52
6 Broadcast style book 65
7 The interview 79
8 Setting up the interview 92
9 From 2 minute headlines to 24 hour news 108
10 Item selection and order 114
11 Putting the show together 123
12 Making the programme 134
13 News anchors and presenters 138
14 'On-air!' 146
15 Newsreading mechanics 156
16 Power, freedom and responsibility 167
17 The best of British 189
18 Story treatment 206
19 Principles of recording 222
20 Using portable sound recorders 232
21 Editing 244
22 The studio today and radio tomorrow 259
23 Independent Television News 271
24 A story is born 281
25 Gathering the news 294
26 Camera shots 307
27 Writing the script 323
28 Editing the image 334
29 Visuals 343
30 'Standby for transmission ...' 351
31 New media 361
App. 1 A career in TV and radio 374
App. 2 Addresses of vocational and pre-vocational courses in broadcasting 385
Glossary 391
Further reading 399
Index 401
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