A Broadcast News Manual of Style

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Longman, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 pages
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"A Broadcast News Manual of Style, Second Edition, is a stylebook and handy reference written exclusively for broadcast as opposed to print journalists. Focusing on copywriting for a listening rather than reading audience, it is a practical guide addressing the everyday concerns of broadcast newswriters: script layout, writing and presenting the news, pronunciation, and word usage." "Clear, concise and accessible, the text has been reorganized and is now divided into four sections. Parts One and Two examine, respectively, the technicalities of script page formats and the conventions of broadcast newswriting. Part Three focuses on the legal considerations of broadcast news. Part Four is the usage guide." "A Broadcast News Manual of Style, Second Edition: provides a convenient source of useful information needed daily by broadcast news journalists; teaches a conventional, widely accepted style of converting facts into scripts - all the while stressing that each newsroom has its own preferred methods of operating; features an indispensable and considerably expanded usage guide comprised of several hundred entries on words that are frequently misused, mispronounced, or misspelled; introduces a fully developed, easy-to-read section on the law to discuss Federal Communications Commission regulations and other legal issues - such as libel and privacy - affecting contemporary broadcast news operations; is updated to consider the effect of satellites, computers and other technology on broadcast news gathering; offers Appendixes on essential material to which reporters continually refer, including the Radio-Television News Directors Associations Code of Ethics, the wire services, states and nations and their capitals - including the national boundary changes in Europe - military ranks, and much more."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Ron MacDonald is professor of journalism at Washington and Lee University.

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