Broadcast News and Writing Stylebook

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-27
  • Publisher: Pearson
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The first and most widely used handbook in broadcast news, this book clearly and concisely outlines the rules of broadcast news writing, reporting, grammar, style, and usage. TheBroadcast News and Writing Stylebookis the everyday resource for both beginning and advanced writers of broadcast news. With chapter-by-chapter coverage of story types, from business stories to crime and legal reporting, education, government, health, the environment, weather, and sports, theBroadcast News and Writing Stylebooklays out the particular demands of composition, form, style, and usage in all the diverse areas of broadcast news.

Table of Contents

The Future of News
The scope of media use Media use is more complex than it used to be Itrsquo;s hard to measure media use What we think we know about media use
What we donrsquo;t know about media use So where are we going?
What is News?
Balancing News Values Types of stories Where story ideas come from
The assignment desk The morning (and afternoon) meeting
Broadcast news writing Writing for the ear v. writing for the eye Rules of Readability
Keep It Simple
Keep It Conversational
Keep It Clear
Keep It Tight
Make It Powerful
Get It Right
Common Problems
Phrases & Phrasing
How to Say It
What to Say
What You Didn't Mean to Say
Last note
Keep It Short
Make It Clean, Clear, and Concise
Last note
Leads & Endings
Types of Leads
Figuring out the Lead
Types of Endings
Plan and Focus Story Logic
Story structure Transitions
Before Yoursquo;re Done
Working with and Gathering Bites, Actualities & Natural Sound
The feel of natural sound Collecting Sound
Working with Bites, Actualities and natural sound Packages. nbsp;
Conducting successful interviews Beyond the interview nbsp;
Radio: Story Forms & Working with Sound
Radio Story Forms
Drawing Radio Pictures
TV: Story Forms
Story Forms
Putting Packages Together Live Reporting Golden Rules
TV: Working with Pictures
The Power of the Visual Image
The TV Balancing Act
Picture Cautions
Care about the story Strong stories have central characters and a plot Prove your story
The element of surprise Connecting with truths
Convergence, Multimedia and Online News
Some Basic Terms and concerns Research and the Web Convergence
The Information Web Site

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