Broadcast News Handbook: Writing, Reporting, and Producing in the Age of Social Media

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2013-02-06
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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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

Foreword ix

Preface x


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

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