Check it Out!: Great Reporters on What It Takes to Tell the Story

Check it Out!: Great Reporters on What It Takes to Tell the Story

by Art Athens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823223531

ISBN-13: 9780823223534

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Stories with no substance. Talking heads without a clue. Teamcoverage that still misses the big picture. Overheated hype. Cute chatter. Film at eleven. Is it any wonder more and more of us count less and less on the news? It used to be that a news story told you who, what, where, when, how, and why,Art Athens writes. Now the story might tell you who, or it might

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Stories with no substance. Talking heads without a clue. Teamcoverage that still misses the big picture. Overheated hype. Cute chatter. Film at eleven. Is it any wonder more and more of us count less and less on the news? It used to be that a news story told you who, what, where, when, how, and why,Art Athens writes. Now the story might tell you who, or it might tell you when, but there's a good chance that when it's over (which won't take long), you'll be the one saying What? Here's a legendary journalist's back to the basics guide to the craft of broadcast news. Combining insights from his own award-winning career with in-depth conversations with leading newspeople, Art Athens offers a primer on the best practices in reporting, writing, and delivering the news.And he lets some of the best in the business talk frankly and passionately about what it takes to do the job right: Dan Rather, Charles Osgood, Mike Wallace, Brian Williams, Andy Rooney, Charles Kuralt, Linda Ellerbee, and Don Hewitt.What kind of skills-and spirit-does it take to be a successful, serious broadcast journalist? How are the good stories conceived and written? And in today's cynical age of news as entertainment, what should reporters and editors do to restore confidence in the media? In this funny, sharp, honest book, anyone who cares about the news will find answers on every page.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823223534
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Communications and Media Studies Series, #11
Edition description:
2
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1All I ever wanted to be1
Ch. 2"It" : what ya gotta have18
Ch. 3Hankering to be anchoring29
Ch. 4Tell me a story34
Ch. 5So what's news?49
Ch. 6Coochy, coochy, coo71
Ch. 7Is that fair?78
Ch. 8Wireitis (y-er-eye'-tis)96
Ch. 9To act or not to act : that is the debate105
Ch 10How can they ask that?122
Ch. 11Get your news from us134
Ch. 12It's the writing, stupid!150
Ch. 13If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out!158

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