Broadcast News Handbook : Writing, Reporting, and Producing in a Converging Media World

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-15
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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Broadcast News Handbook enables students and professionals to become better writers and better broadcast journalists. Backed by 50 years of combined broadcast journalism experience, the authors provide helpful discussions on crafting language and becoming an effective storyteller. Topics addressed include "Deadly Copy Sins and How to Avoid Them"; "Interviewing: Getting the Facts and the Feelings"; "Producing TV News"; and "Writing Sports." Book jacket.

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: The Brave New World of Multimedia Convergence

Chapter 15: So You Want A Job? The Art of the Resume

Appendix A: How To Make Your Tape Impressive-The First Time

Appendix B: Word Usage and Grammar Guide



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