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

View: 3666

'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: 6823

"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 TV News

Author: Andrew Boyd

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780240514659

Category: Broadcast journalism

Page: 414

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Broadcast Journalism is the premiere textbook in its field and is used widely on broadcasting courses. It is an up-to-date practical manual for would-be reporters eager to enter the hectic arenas of radio and TV news. This popular volume offers a vivid insight into the worlds of electronic journalism and covers all the essential skills involved in broadcast reporting for local and national networks. The fourth edition has been extensively revised to remain on the cutting edge of the digital revolution transforming electronic newsgathering across the world. There are scores of new illustrations, and coverage now includes Internet journalism and digital editing. Broadcast Journalism is the premiere textbook in its field and is used widely on broadcasting courses. It is an up-to-date practical manual for would-be reporters eager to enter the hectic arenas of radio and TV news. This popular volume offers a vivid insight into the worlds of electronic journalism and covers all the essential skills involved in broadcast reporting for local and national networks. The fourth edition has been extensively revised to remain on the cutting edge of the digital revolution transforming electronic newsgathering across the world. There are scores of new illustrations, and coverage now includes Internet journalism and digital editing. Sections on TV and radio take you behind the scenes to explore the BBC World Service and ITN. Step-by-step instruction is offered in reporting, recording and editing using current broadcast equipment. Details of the growing number of training schemes are featured, with a practical plan of campaign for those determined to break into the world of broadcasting. Coverage for radio and TV includes: * Newswriting * Newsgathering * Newsreading * Interviewing * Programme making Training professional Andrew Boyd freelances in TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. He has taught and developed award-winning broadcast journalism courses in London, Hampshire and Surrey. His trainees are successfully employed throughout the world and include Sony award winners. Other books by the same author include 'How to Handle Media Interviews' and the works of investigative journalism, 'Dangerous Obsessions and Blasphemous Rumours'. Reviews: 'This is a serious look at some of the skills you need to master to be a ember of a radio or television news team' The Journal of the Royal Television Society ' "Broadcast Journalism" is still the best of its kind around.' Rick Thompson
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The Broadcast Journalism Handbook

Author: Gary Hudson,Sarah Rowlands

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405824347

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

View: 2456

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 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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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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Writing for Visual Media

Author: Anthony Friedmann

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136028021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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Writing for Visual Media looks at the fundamental problems a writer faces in learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. It takes you from basic concepts to practice through a seven-step method that helps you identify a communications problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write. Through successive exercises, Writing for Visual Media helps you acquire the basic skills and confidence you need to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentaries, web sites, PSAs, TV shows, nonlinear media, and other types of visual narratives. You'll explore your visual imagination and try out your powers of invention. The companion web site enriches the content of the printed book with video, audio, and sample scripts. It includes scripts and the video produced from them; visual demonstrations of concepts; and an interactive, illustrated glossary of terms and concepts. Please visit www.focalpress.com/cw/friedmann-9780240812359 click on the Interactive Content tab, and follow the registration instructions.
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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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Basic Radio Journalism

Author: Paul Chantler,Peter Stewart

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136024336

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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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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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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Student's Workbook for High School Journalism

Author: Homer L. Hall,Logan H. Aimone

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404218338

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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A resource for student journalists covers the duties of a journalist, styles of writing, the parts of a newspaper, newspaper and yearbook design, photography, and careers in journalism.
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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

View: 6698

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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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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International Radio Journalism

Author: Tim Crook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134863004

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Radio journalists have witnessed much of the history of the twentieth century. From early documentary recordings , to the ground-breaking war reporting of Ed Murrow and Richard Dimbleby, to the sophisticated commentaries of Alistair Cooke and reporters such as Fergal Keane, International Radio Journalism explores the way radio has covered the most important stories this century and the way in which it continues to document events in Britan, America, Europe and many other countries around the world. International Radio Journalism is both a theoretical textbook and a practical guide for students of radio journalism, reporters, editors and producers. The book details training and professional standards in writing, presentation, technology, editorial ethics and media law in America, Britain, Australia and other English speaking countries and examines the major public sector broadcast networks such as the BBC, CBC, NPR and ABC as well as the work of commercial and small public radio stations. Timothy Crook investigates the way in which news reporting has been influenced by governments and media conglomerates and identifies an undercurrent of racial and sexual discrimination throughout the history of radio news. There are chapters on media law for broadcast journalists, the implications of multi-media and new technologies, digital applications in radio news, and glossaries which cover the skills of voice presentaion, writing radio news and broadcast vocabulary.
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Video Journalism for the Web

A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling

Author: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041589266X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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As newspapers and broadcast news outlets direct more resources toward online content, print reporters and photojournalists are picking up video cameras and crafting new kinds of stories with their lenses. Creating multimedia video journalism requires more than simply adapting traditional broadcast techniques: it calls for a new way of thinking about how people engage with the news and with emerging media technologies. In this guide, Kurt Lancaster teaches students and professional journalists how to shoot better video and tell better stories on the web, providing a strong understanding of cinematic storytelling and documentary production so their videos will stand out from the crowd. Video Journalism for the Web introduces students to all the basic skills and techniques of good video journalism and documentary storytelling, from shots and camera movements to sound and editing--as well as offering tips for developing compelling, character-driven narratives and using social media to launch a successful career as a "backpack journalist." Shooting, editing, and writing exercises throughout the book allow students to put these techniques into practice, and case studies and interviews with top documentary journalists provide real-world perspectives on a career in video journalism. This book gives aspiring documentary journalists the tools they need to get out in the field and start shooting unforgettable multimedia stories.
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The Electronic Reporter

Broadcast Journalism in Australia

Author: Barbara Alysen

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868404950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

View: 8769

First ed: Geelong, Vic.: Deakin University Press, 2000.
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