Writing News for Broadcast / Edition 2

Writing News for Broadcast / Edition 2

by Edward Bliss, John M. Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231043724

ISBN-13: 9780231043724

Pub. Date: 11/01/1978

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The authoritative guide to writing for the broadcast medium.

-This updated edition of a classic text shows budding journalists how to write for the broadcast medium. The text teaches by example, providing brilliant samples of writing with notations for images and/or sounds accompanying them. The samples have been updated . . . and a new chapter added on special

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The authoritative guide to writing for the broadcast medium.

-This updated edition of a classic text shows budding journalists how to write for the broadcast medium. The text teaches by example, providing brilliant samples of writing with notations for images and/or sounds accompanying them. The samples have been updated . . . and a new chapter added on special formats (sports and magazine reporting). Guidelines for writing lead-ins, conclusions, and voice-overs, and for producing television documentaries, are included along with a final set of tips. -Choice -Writing News for Broadcast is more than a book about writing. It is a book about what it means to be a writer. -David Bartlett -President, Radio-Television News Director Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231043724
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1978
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.91(d)

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

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