Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing / Edition 4

Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing / Edition 4

by Ted White
     
 

ISBN-10: 024080659X

ISBN-13: 9780240806594

Pub. Date: 02/25/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

* Discusses many examples of major recent news stories and the reporting techniques used

* New chapter on computer-assisted reporting and the impact of the Internet on newsgathering

* Expanded chapters on producing and ethics in reporting

Broadcast News Writing, Reporting and Producing examines the skills, techniques, and challenges of writing and

Overview

* Discusses many examples of major recent news stories and the reporting techniques used

* New chapter on computer-assisted reporting and the impact of the Internet on newsgathering

* Expanded chapters on producing and ethics in reporting

Broadcast News Writing, Reporting and Producing examines the skills, techniques, and challenges of writing and reporting for broadcast. Along with complete coverage of the fundamentals, the book presents up-to-date examples and issues through actual scripts and interviews with the people who bring us the news. Ten out of twenty five chapters focus on reporting topics, ranging from basic skills to specialty reporting to ethics. This new edition features such timely topics as the Jonesboro and Littleton shootings, the Clinton sex scandal, the CNN Tailwind story, the Elian Gonzales story, and other contemporary examples.

Broadcast News Writing Reporting and Producing emphasizes real-life situations; the problems that reporters, writers, assignment editors, and producers face every day are discussed in detail, as well as such topics as ethics, investigative reporting, the job market, legal issues, and interviewing techniques. Each chapter contains exercises for writing, review, and discussion so that students can learn and apply what they've read. This edition also includes new insights in civic journalism and computer-assisted reporting, and the impact of the Internet on news gathering. Broadcast The text also contains writing samples from famous broadcast journalists like the late Edward R. Murrow, Charles Kuralt, Eric Sevareid, Paul Harvey, Charles Osgood, Susan Stamberg and Richard Threlkeld and others, all of whom not only offer examples of quality news writing, but also discuss how they write and report.

Author Biography: Ted White is Chair of the Communications Department at Southern University, Baton Rouge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240806594
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/25/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction


Broadcast News Writing Mechanics
Broadcast News Writing Style
More Style Rules
Writing Broadcast Copy
Color: The Key to Good Writing
Writing for the Radio Newscast
Writing for the Television Newscast
Delivering the News
Finding the News
Broadcast News Reporting
Reporting Assignments
Reporting Live
Putting the Television Story Together
The Interview
Computer-Assisted Reporting
Developing Sources
Specialty Reporting
Ethics and the Law
More Ethical Issues
Tabloid Journalism
Producing
Using the Hardware
The Job Search in a Changing Industry
Glossary
Index

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