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Broadcast News Handbook: Writing, Reporting, and Producing in the Age of Social Media enables students and professionals to become better writers and better journalists. Backed by 50 years of combined broadcast journalism experience, the authors provide helpful discussions and expert knowledge on crafting language, packaging stories, and overcoming the fundamental challenges of being a young broadcast journalist in the digital era. A new focus on social media brings students full force into the world of cutting-edge reporting.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Characteristics of Broadcast News Writing
Chapter 2: Selecting Stories and Starting to Write
Chapter 3: Writing Great Leads and Other Helpful Tips
Chapter 4: Deadly Copy Sins and How to Avoid Them
Chapter 5: Interviewing: Getting the Facts and the Feelings
Chapter 6: Writing Radio News
Chapter 7: Television News Story Forms--The VO
Chapter 8: Television Story Forms--The VO/SOT
Chapter 9: Television Story Forms--The Package
Chapter 10: Writing Sports Copy
Chapter 11: Producing TV News
Chapter 12: The Care and Feeding of Television Live Shots
Chapter 13: Why We Fight
Chapter 14: Writing for the Web
Chapter 15: Effectively Utilizing Social Media
Chapter 16: So You Want a Job? The Art of the Resume
Appendix A: Word Usage and Grammar Guide
Appendix B: Legal and Privacy FAQs
Appendix C: Producing a Student Newscast from Beginning to End