Broadcast Journalism

Broadcast Journalism : A Guide for the Presentation of Radio and Television News

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An overview of the specialized techniques of electronic newsgathering (broadcast journalism), radio, TV, writing, reporting and more

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  • Paperback | 315 pages
  • 213.1 x 279.9 x 13.7mm | 751.45g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130886599
  • 9780130886590

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Completely revised and updated to reflect electronic journalism in the 1990s, this comprehensive volume introduces students to the essentials of broadcast newswriting, reporting, radio and television news production, and professional ethics. The author, a former news editor and correspondent, thoroughly covers broadcast-style language, scripting, audio- and video- recording, editing, field reporting, interviewing, producing, and performing. Contemporary photographs show professionals at work. Guides to punctuation, pronunciation, and phonetics facilitate the preparation of scripts, whether typed or more

Table of contents

I. NEWSWRITING. 1. Introduction to Broadcast Style. 2. Training, Reference Materials, and Copy Appearance. 3. Story Structure, Leads, Language. 4. WhoO and What.O 5. WhenO and Where.O 6. Libel, Attribution, Quotation, and Ethics. 7. Special Segments. II. RADIO NEWS. 8. Is Anyone Listening? 9. Sources of Radio News. 10. Audiotape I: Actualities (Sound Bites). 11. Audiotape II: Reports. 12. Audiotape III: Interviewing, Editing, Field Reporting. 13. Radio Newscasting. III. TELEVISION NEWS. 14. Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? 15. Picture and Script Components. 16. Videotape I: Components, Sources, and Editing. 17. Videotape II: Scripting. 18. Reporting I: The Assignment. 19. Reporting II: Shooting the Story. 20. Reporting III: Basic Story Coverage. 21. Performing. more

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