Writing for Broadcast News: A Storytelling Approach to Crafting TV and Radio News Reports / Edition 1

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Overview

Writing for Broadcast News makes the storytelling elements that comprise a broadcast news story, whether for radio or TV, immediately accessible and understandable to beginning broadcast writers and journalism students. Its step-by-step approach defines the parts necessary to structuring a story with a clear beginning, middle, and end by establishing a definite framework into which the anchor lead, the reporter narrative, and the actualities or sound bites fit to form a seamless, compelling whole.

Starting with the idea that people are most interested in people, no matter what the issue, this instructive book emphasizes the human element and shows how to put a face on the story at the earliest possible moment. It uses student report case histories to allow beginners to more easily learn the journalistic process—and how to maintain its integrity—and also features quizzes, exercises based on actual news stories, and critical evaluation checklists. Writing for Broadcast News gives practical advice to guide aspiring broadcast reporters and writers toward becoming effective storytellers.

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Editorial Reviews

Ralph Braseth
Raiteri is an accomplished classroom teacher and has sent hundreds of students into broadcast news jobs with strong writing and storytelling skills. Writing for Broadcast News is a wonderful text that provides time-tested lessons that make a difference. Raiteri's book is understandable, effective, and fun.
Jackson Baker
There is no one whose comprehension of media questions can excel that of the awesomely accomplished Charles Raiteri. But the most remarkable thing about this truly wonderful teacher and broadcaster is that, for all his intricate awareness of technique, he never loses sight of the ethical and human purposes of journalism.
Robert J. de Maria
Complete and very well organized. A must-have book for students and working professionals.
Joe Birch
Charles Raiteri has devoted his life to broadcasting excellence as a television news reporter, documentary producer, university professor, and now author. Raiteri's highly practical guide offers anyone aspiring to a career on the air or behind the scenes the basic building blocks of success. Broadcast veterans will profit from Raiteri's reminders on the fundamentals of storytelling. With its humility, attention to detail, and common sense, this book is a 'must have' for anyone writing broadcast news.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742540279
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Raiteri is a veteran TV reporter and professor of journalism.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 Style Chapter 3 2 Glossary of Broadcast Terms Chapter 4 3 The People-izing Concept Chapter 5 4 Humanizing, Generalizing, and Attribution Chapter 6 5 People and Ethics Chapter 7 6 Humanizing the Anchor Lead Chapter 8 7 Humanizing the Body of Your Story Chapter 9 8 The Humanizing Interview Chapter 10 9 Putting It All Together in the TV Script Chapter 11 10 Critical Evaluation Chapter 12 11 Shooting and Editing News Video Chapter 13 12 Radio/TV Exercises Chapter 14 13 Video Exercises Chapter 15 14 Topics for Reporting Your Own Stories Chapter 16 15 Computer-Assisted Reporting Chapter 17 16 Convergence and Online Journalism Chapter 18 Index

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