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Overview

Broadcast News: Writing and Reporting,Second Edition thoroughly introduces students to the basic techniques and approaches used in broadcast newswriting and reporting,to broadcast journalists responsibilities,and to the legal and ethical issues related to the field. The text's comprehensive scope gives students a clear understanding of the reality of working as broadcast journalists.
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An introduction to the basic approaches and techniques of broadcast newswriting and reporting, emphasizing the role of the broadcast journalist in small- and medium-market news operations. Sections on writing, sources, reporting, coverage, and laws and ethics feature real-life examples, chapter summaries, and exercises. This second edition contains new information on careers, technology, and information delivery systems, plus narratives from radio and television reporters in various markets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780697201515
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Edition description: 2nd ed [rev.]
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
Importance of News
Expectations of News Reports
News Judgment
News in the '90s
Special Characteristics of Broadcast News
New Technologies
The Future
Summary
Exercises
Part I Writing
2 Broadcast Newswriting Style
Spelling
Capitalization
Typing
Split Words and Sentences
Punctuation
Emphasis
Pronouncers
Numbers
Abbreviations
Acronyms
Attribution
Corrections and Broadcast Editing Marks
Computers in the Newsroom/Summary
Exercises
3 Broadcast News Copy Mechanics and Scripting Formats
Copy Mechanics
Radio Scripting Formats
Television Scripting Formats
Summary
Exercises
4 Leads
Need for Leads
Choosing the Lead
Types of Leads
Writing the Lead
Summary
Exercises
5 Story Structure
Process
Information Selection and Placement
Form
Patterns
Pace, Rhythm, Flow
Summary
Exercises
6 Words
Essentials
Meanings
Usage
Summary
Exercises
7 Sentences
Structure
Clarity
Pace, Rhythm, and Flow
Summary
Exercises
8 Rewriting Copy
Basic Rewriting Techniques
Applications
Summary
Exercises
(and more...)
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