Broadcast News: Writing, Reporting, and Producing

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Performing Arts - 507 pages
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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Fourth Edition examines the skills, techniques, and challenges of writing and reporting for broadcast journalism. Along with complete coverage of the fundamentals, the text presents up-to-date examples and issues through actual scripts and interviews with the people who bring us the news.

The book emphasizes real-life situations, and examines the problems that reporters, writers, assignment editors, and producers face every day. Each chapter contains exercises for writing, review, and discussion so that students can learn and apply what they've read.

This new edition contains material on embedded journalists, their preparation (journalist boot camp), including the late CNN reporter David Bloom, and their impact on the news. It includes new examples of tabloid journalism and expanded information on the state of terrorism and crime reporting today.

Ted White has been a broadcast journalist since starting his career as a copy boy for The Voice of America while in college as a journalism student. He worked for CBS, ABC, and CNN as well as other major radio and TV stations in NYC where he was a writer, reporter, editor, and producer before becoming a college professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

*New information on embedded journalism
*Expanded information on crime reporting
*New examples of tabloid journalism
 

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Contents

2 Broadcast News Writing Style
11
3 More Style Rules
23
4 Writing Broadcast Copy
32
The Key to Good Writing
43
6 Radio News
88
7 Writing for the Television Newscast
106
8 Delivering the News
117
9 Finding the News
134
16 Collecting Information from Documents
284
17 ComputerAssisted Reporting for Broadcast
312
18 Developing Sources
328
19 Specialty Reporting
336
20 Ethics
368
21 More Ethical Issues
400
22 Tabloid Journalism
415
23 Producing
433

10 Broadcast News Reporting
146
11 Reporting Assignments
166
12 Covering Planned Events
229
13 Reporting Live
246
14 Putting the Television Story Together
257
15 The Interview
271
24 Using the Hardware
449
25 The Job Search in a Changing Industry
467
Glossary
488
Index
493
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Ted White had been a broadcast journalism since starting his career as a copy boy for The Voice of America while in college as a journalism student. He worked for CBS, ABC, and CNN, as well as other major radio and TV stations in NYC, where he was a writer, reporter, editor, and producer before becoming a college professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.
Ted White had been a broadcast journalism since starting his career as a copy boy for The Voice of America while in college as a journalism student. He worked for CBS, ABC, and CNN, as well as other major radio and TV stations in NYC, where he was a writer, reporter, editor, and producer before becoming a college professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.

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