The Broadcast Journalism Handbook: A Television News Survival Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

The Broadcast Journalism Handbook has everything you ever wanted to know about working in the television news business but were afraid to ask! College courses teach the theory of how a television newsroom works; here, working journalists show the reality of the business. Learn the ropes—and how to head off amateur errors—from the authors' vast experiences and dozens of interviews with news professionals. The economic recession and new advances in technology are making this exciting career more competitive than ever, and this book will give budding journalists a head start with an insider's view of the job—necessary in today's environment. Complete with a news glossary, job-searching tips, helpful web sites, and real-life scenarios that put the student in the shoes of today's journalists, The Broadcast Journalism Handbook covers many newsroom positions, from assignment editors to producers, reporters, and anchors. It gives you newsroom experience before you get the job.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742525061
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Thompson is an award-winning reporter/anchor with fifteen years of on-air experience. Cindy Malone is an Emmy awardDwinning news producer, co-owner of the production company Malone Media Group, and a former television news reporter and anchor.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1 TV News: The Myth and the Reality 1
2 You've Got the Job, What Do You Do Now? 9
3 Your First Day 17
4 Putting It All Together: Cast and Crew 29
5 Newsroom Survival Guide 43
6 The Business of News 59
7 Crossing the Line 71
8 One-Man Bands 79
9 The Story 85
10 Where to Go, What to Do, Who to Call? 99
11 Making Deadlines 113
12 Writing Tips 119
13 Into Practice 135
14 News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of History, Recent Events, and People 143
15 Worst-Case Scenarios 147
16 Amateur Errors 153
17 Getting the Job 161
18 Wrap-Up 165
App. A Going Online 171
App. B About the Journalists Interviewed 175
News Glossary 179
Index 187
About the Authors 191
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