Broadcast news writing, reporting, and producing / Ted White. [print]

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Boston : Focal Press, (c)1996.Edition: second editionDescription: xxxv, 408 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 0240802454
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • PN4784.B763 1996
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Contents:
1. Broadcast News Writing Mechanics -- 2. Broadcast News Writing Style -- 3. More Style Rules -- 4. Writing Broadcast Copy -- 5. Color: The Key to Good Writing -- 6. Writing for the Radio Newscast -- 7. Writing for the Television Newscast -- 8. Delivering the News -- 9. Finding the News -- 10. Broadcast News Reporting -- 11. Reporting Assignments -- 12. Covering Planned Events -- 13. Reporting Live -- 14. Putting the Television Story Together -- 15. The Interview -- 16. Collecting Information from Documents -- 17. Developing Sources -- 18. Ethics and the Law -- 19. More Legal and Ethical Issues -- 20. Specialty Reporting -- 21. Producing -- 22. Using the Hardware -- 23. The Job Search in a Changing Industry.
Summary: Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Second Edition examines the skills, techniques, and challenges of writing, reporting, and producing news for broadcasts. It contain the most complete treatment of reporting techniques and scripts by outstanding correspondents available in a broadcast news text. Eight out of twenty three chapters focus on reporting topics ranging from basic skills to specialty reporting to ethics.Summary: Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Second Edition contains writing samples of the most famous broadcast journalists such as Edward R. Murrow, Charles Kuralt, Walter Cronkite, Cokie Roberts, Eric Sevareid, Pauline Frederick, Paul Harvey, Betsy Aaron, Bob Dotson, Charles Osgood, Susan Stamberg, and Richard Threlkeld who not only provides scripts for the book but also discuss how they write and report.Summary: Supplementing this is the emphasis throughout on real-life situations; the problems that reporters, writers, assignment editors, and producers face every day are discussed in detail as well as such topics as ethics, investigative reporting, the job market, legal issues, and interviewing techniques. Each chapter contains exercises for writing, review, and discussion so that students can learn and apply what they've read.Summary: Along with complete coverage of the fundamentals, the text presents up-to-date examples and issues through actual scripts and interviews with the people who bring us the news. This edition includes such timely topics as the OJ Simpson trial, the debate over cameras in the courtroom, ethics questions raised by Connie Chung's interview with House Speaker Gingrich's mother, a new look at the Fairness Doctrine in light of radical, right-wing broadcasters, and the Oklahoma City Bombing.
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1. Broadcast News Writing Mechanics -- 2. Broadcast News Writing Style -- 3. More Style Rules -- 4. Writing Broadcast Copy -- 5. Color: The Key to Good Writing -- 6. Writing for the Radio Newscast -- 7. Writing for the Television Newscast -- 8. Delivering the News -- 9. Finding the News -- 10. Broadcast News Reporting -- 11. Reporting Assignments -- 12. Covering Planned Events -- 13. Reporting Live -- 14. Putting the Television Story Together -- 15. The Interview -- 16. Collecting Information from Documents -- 17. Developing Sources -- 18. Ethics and the Law -- 19. More Legal and Ethical Issues -- 20. Specialty Reporting -- 21. Producing -- 22. Using the Hardware -- 23. The Job Search in a Changing Industry.

Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Second Edition examines the skills, techniques, and challenges of writing, reporting, and producing news for broadcasts. It contain the most complete treatment of reporting techniques and scripts by outstanding correspondents available in a broadcast news text. Eight out of twenty three chapters focus on reporting topics ranging from basic skills to specialty reporting to ethics.

Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Second Edition contains writing samples of the most famous broadcast journalists such as Edward R. Murrow, Charles Kuralt, Walter Cronkite, Cokie Roberts, Eric Sevareid, Pauline Frederick, Paul Harvey, Betsy Aaron, Bob Dotson, Charles Osgood, Susan Stamberg, and Richard Threlkeld who not only provides scripts for the book but also discuss how they write and report.

Supplementing this is the emphasis throughout on real-life situations; the problems that reporters, writers, assignment editors, and producers face every day are discussed in detail as well as such topics as ethics, investigative reporting, the job market, legal issues, and interviewing techniques. Each chapter contains exercises for writing, review, and discussion so that students can learn and apply what they've read.

Along with complete coverage of the fundamentals, the text presents up-to-date examples and issues through actual scripts and interviews with the people who bring us the news. This edition includes such timely topics as the OJ Simpson trial, the debate over cameras in the courtroom, ethics questions raised by Connie Chung's interview with House Speaker Gingrich's mother, a new look at the Fairness Doctrine in light of radical, right-wing broadcasters, and the Oklahoma City Bombing.

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