Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air / Edition 1

Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air / Edition 1

by Alan Schroeder
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195311930

ISBN-13: 9780195311938

Pub. Date: 08/04/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Drawing on the insights and experiences of reporters, anchors, producers, assignment editors, web journalists, graphic artists, and newsroom executives from across the country, Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air is not merely a production manual, but rather a guide to newsroom writing and producing. The book immerses students in the

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Drawing on the insights and experiences of reporters, anchors, producers, assignment editors, web journalists, graphic artists, and newsroom executives from across the country, Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air is not merely a production manual, but rather a guide to newsroom writing and producing. The book immerses students in the everyday challenges that face journalists in professional television newsrooms, largely through the device of a fictional town called Lakedale, where many of the examples and exercises are set.

From the very beginning of the book students are thrust into the roles of decision makers, learning about the many factors that will enable them to function as producers and reporters. Functioning as both a text- and a workbook, it integrates dozens of original examples, exercises, and assignments covering a broad spectrum of material, from breaking news to features. The book also introduces a wide range of story formats, from simple anchor readers and voiceovers to such complex structures as sound-bite stories and news packages. In addition to scriptwriting, the exercises and assignments cover such ancillary areas as graphics, headlines, teases, newscast organization, live reporting, web-based journalism, and anchoring, as well as news judgments and ethical decision making.
Writing and Producing Television News is an ideal text for undergraduate courses in broadcast journalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195311938
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/04/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface: Using This Textbook
1. The Newsroom
SECTION ONE. WRITING AND REPORTING
2. The Language of Television News
3. Writing Studio-Based News Stories
4. Writing News Packages
5. The On-Camera Journalist
SECTION TWO. PRODUCING
6. News Judgments
7. Newscast Producing
8. News Teases
9. Graphics, Titles, and Supers
10. Television News on the Web
SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL
Glossary of TV News Terms
Information about the City of Lakedale
Appendix A. RTNDA Code of Ethics
Appendix B. Ten Questions for Ethical Decision-Making

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