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Writing News for TV and Radio: The New Way to Learn Broadcast Newswriting / Edition 1

Writing News for TV and Radio: The New Way to Learn Broadcast Newswriting / Edition 1

by Mervin Block, Joe Durso
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"It's not wise to violate the rules until you know how to observe them." – T.S. Eliot

For beginning writers, Writing News for TV and Radio is an indispensable guide to writing for the ear. By learning and applying the basic rules of broadcast newswriting, Block and Durso make sure that aspiring broadcast journalists write they way they talk and pay particular attention to grammar, language, and sentence structure. Useful appendices include the "Basic Work Rules" of reading a script on air and nearly a dozen wire stories to exercise readers' rewriting skills.

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ISBN-13: 9781608714216
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/17/2010
Pages: 155
Sales rank: 660,988
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mervin Block is a broadcast writing coach and author. He has written news at three television networks: as a staff writer for the "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" and the "ABC Evening News with Frank Reynolds," and as a freelancer at NBC News. He has written news for Ed Bradley, Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite, Douglas Edwards, Charles Kuralt, Roger Mudd, Edwin Newman, Charles Osgood, Dan Rather, Harry Reasoner, Frank Reynolds, Diane Sawyer, Bob Schieffer, Robert Trout and Mike Wallace. Block teaches newswriting workshops at TV and radio newsrooms around the country. In 2004, the Chicago Press Veterans Association chose him as Press Veteran of the Year.

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