Writing News for Broadcast / Edition 3

Writing News for Broadcast / Edition 3

by Edward Bliss, Jr., James L. Hoyt
     
 

Writing News for Broadcast is the Strunk and White of broadcast newswriting books. Long considered the gold standard of broadcast journalism textbooks, this guide for the student and the professional has inspired generations of newscasters through its eloquent examples and emphasis on the writer's responsibility, commitment, and integrity. It is written in a

See more details below

Overview

Writing News for Broadcast is the Strunk and White of broadcast newswriting books. Long considered the gold standard of broadcast journalism textbooks, this guide for the student and the professional has inspired generations of newscasters through its eloquent examples and emphasis on the writer's responsibility, commitment, and integrity. It is written in a conversational style reflecting years of professional and teaching experience in radio and television newswriting.

This new edition is fully revised with examples throughout, drawn from fine writing by journalists at networks and local stations. It includes updated chapters covering use of the wire services and special formats that have become popular in recent years such as the newsmagazine. But the third edition retains the inspirational quality that has for years made this text so widely respected. In this process of providing clear, succinct instruction in the basics of the trade, it conveys to students and practicing newswriters a sense of the extraordinary tradition within which they work. The authors' emphasis on skill and creativity, responsibility to the listener, and appreciation of the profession's finest hours and finest writers make this book unique.

Columbia University Press

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231079730
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/19/1994
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
161
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1A New Way of Reporting1
2Basic Work Rules15
3Names and Pronunciation24
4Tell Your Story31
5Watch That Word!40
6Some Grammatical Goblins57
7Keeping It Short60
8The Time Element73
9The Lead79
10The Lead-in89
11The Spoken Word98
12Voice-over: Image and the Word102
13Those Special Formats115
14Your Electronic Link to the World: The News Services138
15What Else?149
Bibliography154
Index159

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >