Thirty Seconds to Air: A Field Reporter's Guide to Live Television Reporting / Edition 1

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Thirty Seconds to Air covers the professional and personal issues, concerns, and difficulties that a live broadcast reporter must confront and conquer in order to be successful. Filled with concrete examples and practice situations, and written in an easy-to-read conversational style, Thirty Seconds to Air will be useful to anyone, student or professional, seeking to improve his or her live broadcast performance.
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"...provides valuable advice for both the veteran and the beginner...It's the next step for anyone planning a career in television news: digest it, keep it in a prominent place on the bookshelf, and refer to it frequently." - Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
A pocket (5x7<">) field guide explaining procedures and skills needed to produce live television newscasts notable for substance and style. Covers live presentation, delivery, and legal and ethical issues in a conversational style, and illustrates challenging situations with concrete examples. Includes exercises, and references drawn from the Associated Press, professional broadcast journalism associations, and the Internet. Useful for students and professionals. Arya works in Chicago television. The volume lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813825793
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/20/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Basics 3
Overcoming Anxiety 4
The Live Shot 7
2 The Presentation 29
Models of Success 30
Tips for Finding Focus 36
Special Concerns 39
3 Notes - No Notes 51
Reading the Notes: Overreliance 51
Reducing the Need for Notes 53
Breaking News: Working without Notes 64
4 The Technical Side of Live 73
The Basics 73
Equipment 74
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