Writing for Broadcast Journalists

Author: Rick Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136929630

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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'This is a superb book which combines the rare mixture of high quality information with humour. The style of writing engages the reader from the introduction and the experience and insight of the author occasionally makes it difficult to put down, a rare feature of a textbook. I would unreservedly recommend this book not only to those studying journalism but to students of language and all who use the spoken and written word as the ‘materials’ of their work.' Barry Turner, Nottingham Trent University 'Rick Thompson's guidance manual is packed with advice to would-be writers for this medium. He's someone with years of experience at the top level of the national and international profession, and he's smack up to date with his references. The book is aimed at journalists, but anyone with a serious interest in developing their literacy will learn a lot about professional writing skills from what he has to say.' Roy Johnson, www.mantex.co.uk Writing for Broadcast Journalists guides readers through the significant differences between the written and the spoken versions of journalistic English. It will help broadcast journalists at every stage of their careers to avoid such pitfalls as the use of newspaper-English, common linguistic errors, and Americanised phrases, and gives practical advice on accurate terminology and pronunciation, while encouraging writers to capture the immediacy of the spoken word in their scripts. Writing for Broadcast Journalists includes: practical tips on how to avoid ‘journalese’, clichés and jargon guidance on tailoring your writing style to suit a particular audience advice on converting agency copy into spoken English writing to television pictures examples of scripts from some of the best in the business an appendix of ‘dangerous’ words and phrases to be avoided in scripts.
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Writing for Broadcast Journalists

Author: Rick Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203845773

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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'This is a superb book which combines the rare mixture of high quality information with humour. The style of writing engages the reader from the introduction and the experience and insight of the author occasionally makes it difficult to put down, a rare feature of a textbook. I would unreservedly recommend this book not only to those studying journalism but to students of language and all who use the spoken and written word as the ‘materials’ of their work.' Barry Turner, Nottingham Trent University 'Rick Thompson's guidance manual is packed with advice to would-be writers for this medium. He's someone with years of experience at the top level of the national and international profession, and he's smack up to date with his references. The book is aimed at journalists, but anyone with a serious interest in developing their literacy will learn a lot about professional writing skills from what he has to say.' Roy Johnson, www.mantex.co.uk Writing for Broadcast Journalists guides readers through the significant differences between the written and the spoken versions of journalistic English. It will help broadcast journalists at every stage of their careers to avoid such pitfalls as the use of newspaper-English, common linguistic errors, and Americanised phrases, and gives practical advice on accurate terminology and pronunciation, while encouraging writers to capture the immediacy of the spoken word in their scripts. Writing for Broadcast Journalists includes: practical tips on how to avoid ‘journalese’, clichés and jargon guidance on tailoring your writing style to suit a particular audience advice on converting agency copy into spoken English writing to television pictures examples of scripts from some of the best in the business an appendix of ‘dangerous’ words and phrases to be avoided in scripts.
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Broadcast News

Writing, Reporting, and Producing

Author: Ted White

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 024080659X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 507

View: 5754

"Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Fourth Edition examines the skills, technologies, and challenges of writing, reporting, and producing for broadcast journalism. Along with complete coverage of the fundamentals, this book contains writing samples from some of the most famous broadcast journalists, including Edward R. Murrow, Charles Kuralt, Cokie Roberts, Eric Sevareid, Pauline Frederick, Charles Osgood, Paul Harvey, Betsy Aaron, Bob Dotson, Susan Stamberg, and Richard Threlkeld, who also discuss how they write and report."--BOOK JACKET.
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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing

Author: Ted White

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 008054651X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Fourth Edition examines the skills, techniques, and challenges of writing and reporting for broadcast journalism. 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. The book emphasizes real-life situations, and examines the problems that reporters, writers, assignment editors, and producers face every day. Each chapter contains exercises for writing, review, and discussion so that students can learn and apply what they've read. This new edition contains material on embedded journalists, their preparation (journalist boot camp), including the late CNN reporter David Bloom, and their impact on the news. It includes new examples of tabloid journalism and expanded information on the state of terrorism and crime reporting today. Ted White has been a broadcast journalist since starting his career as a copy boy for The Voice of America while in college as a journalism student. He worked for CBS, ABC, and CNN as well as other major radio and TV stations in NYC where he was a writer, reporter, editor, and producer before becoming a college professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. *New information on embedded journalism *Expanded information on crime reporting *New examples of tabloid journalism
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Writing News for Broadcast

Author: Edward Bliss,James L. Hoyt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231079730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

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The authoritative guide to writing for the broadcast medium.
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Broadcast Journalism

Techniques of Radio and Television News

Author: Andrew Boyd,Peter Stewart,Ray Alexander

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136025855

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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This newest edition of Broadcast Journalism continues its long tradition of covering the basics of broadcasting from gathering news sources, interviewing, putting together a programme, news writing, reporting, editing, working in the studio, conducting live reports, and more. Two new authors have joined forces in this new edition to present behind the scenes perspectives on multimedia broadcast news, where it is heading, and how you get there. Technology is meshing global and local news. Constant interactivity between on-the-scene reporting and nearly instantaneous broadcasting to the world has changed the very nature of how broadcast journalists must think, act, write and report on a 24/7 basis. This new edition takes up this digital workflow and convergence. Students of broadcast journalism and professors alike will find that the sixth edition of Broadcast Journalism is completely up-to-date. Includes new photos, quotations, and coverage of convergent journalism, podcasting, multimedia journalism, citizen journalism, and more!
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English for Journalists

Author: Wynford Hicks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415170087

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 131

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This is a guide not only to the basics of English, but to those aspects of writing, such as reporting speech, house style and jargon which are specific to the language of journalism. Written in an accessible style, beginning with the fundamentals of grammar and the use of English, the te×t contains a summary of the rules of spelling, punctuation and journalistic writing. Each point is illustrated with concise e×amples. This revised and updated edition includes: a discussion of the recent debates surrounding the use of standard and idiomatic English; a new chapter on the use of arithmetic and figures; the correct use and spelling of foreign words together with definitions of commonly used Greek and Latin references; a chapter on broadcast journalism, by Harriett Gilbert, which highlights the problems faced by radio and television journalists; and an updated glossary of journalistic terms and suggestions for further reading.
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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing

Author: Frank Barnas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136025057

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

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Jargon buster: convergent journalism: ?Media convergence is the most significant development in the news industry in the last century. The ability to interchange text, audio, and visual communication over the Internet has fundamentally transformed the way news organizations operate. Convergence has enabled media companies to gather, disseminate, and share information over a variety of platforms. Throughout the history of journalism, it has been common for journalists to study one medium, such as traditional print or broadcast, and to anticipate a career working only in their chosen field. However, the 21st century journalist has fluidity to write and deliver news content in a variety of formats. (source: http://www.convergencejournalism.com/) Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing presents a solid foundation for any student learning how to become a broadcast journalist ? in today's world of convergent journalism, it is more important than ever that broadcast textbooks cover the most current trends in media. Convergent journalism (the coverage of news across multiple delivery platforms such as the internet, television, podcasts, ipods, blogs, etc) is here to stay ? broadcast journalism continues to morph as newer and more advanced content platforms are hatched and developed, and broadcast journalists must understand how to write, report, and produce for multiple platforms simultaneously. Just one crucial fact remains: students will need training on how to perform successfully in a world in which current events aren't just shown on the ten o'clock evening news. Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing will be completely overhauled to reflect the trends of convergent journalism on every page. New co-author Frank Barnas brings a multi-faceted perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that allows for multi-platform delivery systems, and shows students with real-world examples the functions and practices of today's media. The new edition will be rewritten and restructured to accommodate common 16-week course modules, and will be divided into four major sections of the news: gathering, writing, reporting, and producing. Sidebars featuring how examples used in the text relate to convergence in journalism help students to draw connections easily between current stories and trends in the industry. The comprehensive approach of this text brings a multi-faceted perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that is needed more than ever in today's world of convergent journalism. This newest edition is being completely overhauled by the experienced journalist Frank Barnas. New photos and illustrations, a restructuring of the text, expanded end-of-chapter exercises, newer and more relevant examples, and more information on producing all contribute to giving readers what they need most: a nuanced understanding of how the media of today function in a world without news boundaries.
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The Broadcast Journalism Handbook

Author: Gary Hudson,Sarah Rowlands

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405824347

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

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This exciting text presents all the key practical skills required by today’s broadcast journalist. Highly illustrated with examples from modern day newsrooms, the authors explain in detail the key techniques and theoretical context the broadcast journalist will need to know in order to succeed. The Broadcast Journalism Handbookis the first text of its kind to be produced in full colour, and as such brings a unique energy and life to the book, seamlessly mirroring the industry that it is exploring. Another revolutionary resource in this field is the FREE DVD that accompanies each copy of the book. It will prove to be an invaluable support throughout the reader’s studies. This fantastic DVD contains numerous examples of various editing ideas and an array of complete demonstrations of filming techniques – practical tools that will actually help you in the real-world of broadcast journalism! This is the ‘must have’ book anyone studying college, university and independent training courses in broadcast journalism at all levels; and for professionals and trainees in broadcast, print and other media looking to develop their skills. It is also ideal for those viewing broadcast journalism in the wider context of media studies.
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Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News

Author: Sharyl Attkisson,Don Rodney Vaughan

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205343515

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This book takes a nuts-and-bolts approach to news writing for radio, television and the Internet, emphasizing the unique, first-hand experiences of the authors.Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News covers the basics of writing for all three electronic media-television, radio and the Internet-from terminology and how stories should look on the printed page to determining exactly what to write. This book will also show you how to gather news and will get tips for conducting effective interviews and developing your own writing style.For anyone interested in launching a career as a news writer.
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UPI Style Book & Guide to Newswriting

Author: Harold Martin

Publisher: Capital Books

ISBN: 9781931868587

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

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From the editors and reporters of United Press International - an authoritative, easy-to-use and comprehensive guide to print and broadcast writing
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Broadcast News and Writing Stylebook

Author: Robert A. Papper

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134824068

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Papper’s Broadcast News and Writing Stylebook is the go-to handbook in broadcast news, and with the updates in the 6th edition, it is sure to continue this legacy. Through clear and concise chapters, this text provides the fundamental rules of broadcast news writing. It covers various fields across the board, including crime and government, weather, education, health, and sports. Within each field, readers learn the nuances of reporting, grammar, style, and usage. Written by a professional who has overseen major industry research for the past 23 years, this edition presents the data on news writing in a relevant and digestible manner. With the business of broadcast news changing rapidly, this text reflects the current news environment and explores where it will head in the future. With an expanded social media chapter and additional insight into the news rooms of today, Broadcast News and Writing Stylebook incorporates all the skills and knowledge reporters and journalist need to prepare for their careers.
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Writing for Broadcast News

A Storytelling Approach to Crafting TV and Radio News Reports

Author: Charles Raiteri

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742540279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 163

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Describes the storytelling elements of a broadcast news story. It shows students and professionals of radio and TV journalism how to apply structure to stories. Use cases of news reports and evaluation checklists are presented.
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Journalism in the Digital Age

Theory and practice for broadcast, print and online media

Author: John Herbert

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136029931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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Provides the practical techniques and theoretical knowledge that underpin the fundamental skills of a journalist. It also takes a highly modern approach, as the convergence of broadcast, print and online media require the learning of new skills and methods. The book is written from an international perspective - with examples from around the world in recognition of the global marketplace for today's media. This is an essential text for students on journalism courses and professionals looking for a reference that covers the skill, technology and knowledge required for a digital and converged media age. The book's essence lies in the way essential theories such as ethics and law, are woven into practical newsgathering and reporting techniques, as well as advice on management skills for journalists, providing the wide intellectual foundation which gives credibility to reporting.
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Basic Radio Journalism

Author: Paul Chantler,Lecturer in Classical Art and Its Heritage Peter Stewart,Peter Stewart

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136024344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Basic Radio Journalism is a working manual and practical guide to the tools and techniques necessary to succeed in radio journalism. It will be useful both to students starting a broadcasting career as well as experienced journalists wishing to develop and expand their skills. Based on the popular Local Radio Journalism, this book covers the core skills of news gathering, writing, interviewing, reporting and reading with extensive hints and tips. It outlines working practices in both BBC and commercial radio. There are revamped legal and technical sections as well as a new chapter on the journalist as programme producer. For the student, there is extensive advice about getting a job, marketing yourself and dealing with job interviews. The Foreword is by Lord Ryder of Wensum, vice chairman of the BBC.
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Teacher's Workbook and Teacher's Guide for High School Journalism

Author: Homer L. Hall,Logan H. Aimone

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404218321

Category: Education

Page: 132

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This supplementary teacher s edition to High School Journalism follows the revised edition of the textbook. The teacher s edition covers the new material in the textbook including the emergence of digital media, such as blogs, newsfeeds, news aggregators, news Web sites, and more.
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The Electronic Reporter

Broadcast Journalism in Australia

Author: Barbara Alysen

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 1742245897

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 283

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The Electronic Reporter has become a staple for all tertiary journalism students in Australia. The expanded and updated 3rd edition explores the way broadcast journalism has changed in recent years and what we can expect in the future as web-based and social media transform the way news is created, delivered and consumed. The book takes a comprehensive look at how electronic news is gathered and packaged and has practical and authoritative advice on how to write and interview for the electronic media, record sound and shoot video, construct news and current affairs stories and compile news bulletins for radio and television. It also covers legal and ethical issues in electronic news, safety while working and includes helpful tips on finding work in the industry.
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Interviewing

A Guide for Journalists and Writers

Author: Gail Sedorkin,Judy McGregor

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865087016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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This practical guide to all aspects of interviewing for print and broadcast journalists demonstrates step-by-step how to manage the interview process, including how to prepare, what to do when you don't have time to prepare, the difference between “soft” and “hard” interviews, and how to make the most out of any interview situation.
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