Broadcast News Writing, Reporting and Producing in a Converging Media World

ISBN-10: 0073268690
ISBN-13: 9780073268699
Edition: 3rd 2007
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Book details

List price: $80.67
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/20/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 291
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Forrest Carr observed his 22nd year in the news business in January 2002. He joined KGUN9-TV, the ABC affiliate in Tucson, Arizona, as news director in September of 1997. During his tenure KGUN9 has made waves locally and nationally with its innovations in viewer service and community-responsive journalism. KGUN9 solicited viewer input for a statement of principles, the only television station in the United States ever to have done that, and it appointed one of only three viewer ombudsmen in the country. Carr began his career as a radio reporter but quickly switched to television, serving at various times as a copy writer, reporter, newscast producer, managing editor, and assistant news director in the Memphis, San Antonio and Tampa markets before going to Tucson as news director. Carr has contributed to numerous scholarly and trade publications, and has won or shared credit in four dozen professional awards, including a regional Emmy for investigative reporting. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis.

Dr. Suzanne Huffman is Associate Professor of Journalism and Broadcast Journalism Sequence Head At Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Her B.A. is from Texas Christian University. She earned her M.A. at the University of Iowa, and her Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Huffman has reported, anchored, and produced news at commercial television stations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Santa Maria, California, and Tampa, Florida. She taught at three other universities before joining the TCU faculty, and her former students occupy newsroom positions at stations throughout the South and Southwest. Her research centers on the practice of broadcast journalism. It includes television station and newsroom workplace issues, such as the current proliferation of live reporting, the use of mission statements, coverage of women's sports, the history of broadcast journalism in Texas, and broadcast news writing practices and style. Her research has been presented at both regional and national symposia and has been published in numerous scholarly journals.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Characteristics of Broadcast News Writing
Selecting Stories and Starting to Write
Writing Great Leads and Other Helpful Tips
Deadly Copy Sins and How to Avoid Them
Interviewing: Getting the Facts and the Feelings
Writing Radio News
Television News Story Forms-The VO
Television News Story Forms-The VO/SOT
Television News Story Forms-The Package
Writing Sports Copy
Producing TV News
The Care and Feeding of Television Live Shots
Why We Fight
The Brave New World of Multimedia Convergence
So You Want a Job? The Art of the Resume
Word Usage and Grammar Guide
Legal and Privacy FAQs
Glossary
Index

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