Broadcast News Writing / Edition 1

Broadcast News Writing / Edition 1

by Robert A. Papper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205146937

ISBN-13: 9780205146932

Pub. Date: 11/30/1994

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

*HA04, Broadcast News Writing Stylebook, Robert A. Papper(Ball State University), H4693-1, 272 pp., 6 x 9, 0- 205-14693-7, paperbound, 1995, $18.00nk, November*/ This is the only systematic reference handbook for writers of broadcast news. With 23 chapters covering all broadcast story types, this book lays out the particular demands of composition, form, style, and…  See more details below

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*HA04, Broadcast News Writing Stylebook, Robert A. Papper(Ball State University), H4693-1, 272 pp., 6 x 9, 0- 205-14693-7, paperbound, 1995, $18.00nk, November*/ This is the only systematic reference handbook for writers of broadcast news. With 23 chapters covering all broadcast story types, this book lays out the particular demands of composition, form, style, and usage in all the diverse areas of broadcast news guiding the student toward crafting polished, hard-hitting news copy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205146932
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
11/30/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.55(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Readability.
The Computerized Newsroom.
Rules of Readability.

2. Words.
Keep It Simple.
Keep It Conversational.
Keep It Clear.
Keep It Tight.
Make It Powerful.
Get It Right.
Common Problems.

3. Phrases & Phrasing.
How to Say It.
What to Say.
What You Didn't Mean to Say.

4. Sentences.
Keep It Short.
Make It Clean, Clear, and Concise.

5. Leads & Endings.
Types of Leads.
Figuring out the Lead.
Types of Endings.

6. Stories.
Plan Your Writing.
Story Logic.
Transitions.
Before You Are Done.

7. Working with and Gathering Bites, Actualities & Natural Sound.
Collecting Sound.
Working with Bites and Actualities.
Packages.
Interviewing,

8. TV: Story Forms.
Story Forms.

9. TV: Working with Pictures.
The Power of the Visual Image.
The TV Balancing Act.
Picture Cautions.

10. Radio: Story Forms & Working with Sound.
Radio Story Forms.
Drawing Radio Pictures.

11. Caring and Connecting.
Everyday Problems.
Good Reporting Starts with Caring.
Think Creatively.
Plan and Focus.
Strong Stories Have Central Characters and a Plot.
Prove Your Story.
The Element of Surprise.
Connecting with Truths.
Epilogue.

12. Teases & Promos.
Promotion.

13. Business, Economy & Taxes.
Reporting on Money.

14. Calendar.
Solar and Lunar.
Calendar Holidays.

15. Crime & Legal.
Attribution.

16. Geography -U.S.
Where Are We?

17. Geography - World.
Pronunciation Guide and Locator.

18. Government.
How the System Works.

19. Health & Medicine.
Reporting on Health and Medicine.

20. Space & Aviation.
Defining Terms.

21. Sports.
Reporting Sports.
Sports and Teams.

22. Weather & Natural Phenomena.
Reporting Weather.

23. TV Script Form & Supers.
Abbreviations.
Script Form.
Supers.

Glossary of Broadcast Terms and the RTNDA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Course Codes

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