Broadcast Journalism Street Smarts: The 2013 Survival Guide for Today's Television Newsroom

Broadcast Journalism Street Smarts: The 2013 Survival Guide for Today's Television Newsroom

by Randy Tatano
     
 

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Updated for 2013!

It's time for reporters to get street smart. And not just about reporting. There's more to the television news business than gathering facts and getting your face on camera. You need to navigate the minefield present in every newsroom in America. Broadcast Journalism Street Smarts is a survival guide that offers tips to make your stories stand out,

Overview

Updated for 2013!

It's time for reporters to get street smart. And not just about reporting. There's more to the television news business than gathering facts and getting your face on camera. You need to navigate the minefield present in every newsroom in America. Broadcast Journalism Street Smarts is a survival guide that offers tips to make your stories stand out, job hunting strategies and critical advice to help you navigate the unique office politics of broadcasting. And you'll get the News Director's playbook and learn about those "Jedi Mind Tricks" played on unsuspecting employees. Learning how News Directors think, what they're looking for in a great resume tape, how to negotiate a contract, the ins and outs of out clauses, and mastering the intangibles of the business can be of great help in moving you up the ladder. In addition, you'll get some "street smart" tips on finding openings that aren't advertised and how to spot the red flags in a news operation before you take a job. It's real world advice from a network broadcast journalist who's been on both sides of the fence as a reporter and a manager.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481800174
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Randy Tatano spent more than a decade as a television news reporter and anchor and six years as a manager. His work has taken him from the floors of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to Ground Zero in New York to Jay Leno's backyard. His stories have been seen on NBC, ABC and CNN, and he's been honored for his work by AP and UPI. He currently works as a freelance network field producer for NBC, CBS and ABC. He is also the co-author of a non-fiction book on the television industry, "Eyewitness Newsman" and has written two novels under his pen name, Nick Harlow. He mentors young reporters through his website televisionnewscoach.com and writes an advice blog for television journalists, tvnewsgrapevine.

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