Broadcast News Writing Stylebook / Edition 2

Broadcast News Writing Stylebook / Edition 2

by Robert Papper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205335438

ISBN-13: 9780205335435

Pub. Date: 11/02/2001

Publisher: Pearson Education

*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:
9780205335435
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/02/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1Readability3
The Computerized Newsroom3
Rules of Readability6
2Words13
Keep It Simple14
Keep It Conversational14
Keep It Clear15
Keep It Tight18
Make It Powerful19
Get It Right20
Common Problems21
3Phrases and Phrasing31
How to Say It31
What to Say39
What You Didn't Mean to Say44
Last Note48
4Sentences49
Keep It Short49
Make It Clean, Clear and Concise53
Last Note56
5Leads and Endings57
Types of Leads58
Figuring out the Lead62
Types of Endings71
6Stories74
Plan Your Writing74
Story Logic80
Story Structure84
Transitions85
Before You're Done89
7Working with and Gathering Bites, Actualities and Natural Sound93
Collecting Sound94
Working with Bites, Actualities and Natural Sound96
Packages100
Interviewing103
Beyond the Interview109
8TV: Story Forms111
Story Forms111
Putting the Story Together115
Live Reporting116
Golden Rules122
9TV: Working with Pictures123
The Power of the Visual Image123
The TV Balancing Act126
Picture Cautions132
10Radio: Story Forms and Working with Sound133
Radio Story Forms133
Drawing Radio Pictures134
11Caring and Connecting139
Everyday Problems139
Good Reporting Starts with Caring141
Think Creatively142
Plan and Focus143
Strong Stories Have Central Characters and a Plot145
Prove Your Story146
The Element of Surprise148
Connecting with Truths149
Epilogue151
12Teases and Promos153
Tease ... Don't Tell154
Make Them Care155
Going Too Far157
13Business, Taxes and the Economy158
Reporting on Money158
Defining Terms159
14Calendar173
Solar and Lunar173
Calendar Holidays173
15Crime and Legal178
Attribution179
Defining Terms182
16U.S. Geography189
Where Are We?189
Defining Terms189
17World Geography193
Defining Terms193
Pronunciation Guide and Locator197
18Government206
How the System Works206
Defining Terms207
19Health and Medicine215
Reporting on Health and Medicine215
Defining Terms216
20Space and Aviation223
Defining Terms223
21Sports240
Reporting Sports240
Sports and Teams242
22Weather and Natural Phenomena251
Reporting Weather251
Defining Terms252
23TV Script Form and Supers260
Abbreviations260
Script Form261
Supers264
Glossary of Broadcast Terms272
The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct278
Index282

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