Writing and Producing Television News From Newsroom to Air

ISBN-10: 0195311930
ISBN-13: 9780195311938
Edition: 2009
Authors: Alan Schroeder
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Screen offers students the opportunity to experience firsthand the work of a television journalist. The authors present two goals: first, to familiarize students with the basic challenges and skills faced by television news professionals; and second, to put these principles into practice through realistic exercises and assignments. This unique textbook/workbook focuses on the process of storytelling as it is practiced in the newsroom, the studio, and the field. Providing a step-by-step guide to the nuts and bolts of writing and producing television journalism, the authors approach TV news as an organic process made up of various components, from scriptwriting to graphic design to on-camera reporting. Moreover, the book explores the news judgments and ethical considerations that TV journalists encounter on a daily basis. This comprehensive resource integrates dozens of original examples, exercises, and assignments. Each topic area is complemented by assignments designed to closely approximate the work of professional television journalists. These exercises cover a wide spectrum of material, from breaking news to features, and they introduce a range of story formats, from simple anchor readers and voiceovers to such complex structures as sound-bite stories and news packages. In addition to scriptwriting, the exercises and assignments extend to such ancillary areas as graphics, headlines, teases, newscast organization, live reporting, web-based journalism, and anchoring, as well as news judgments and ethical decision-making. The text also draws on the insights and experiences of a select group of dedicated professionals who represent the best of TV news in local stations across the country: reporters, anchors, producers, assignment editors, web journalists, graphic artists, and newsroom executives.

Alan Schroeder, an associate professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University, has written extensively about the relationship between presidential politics and the media. He has also worked as a journalist, television producer, and diplomat.

Introduction
Preface: Using This Textbook
The NewsroomSection One: Writing and Reporting
The Language of Television News
Writing Studio-Based News Stories
Writing News Packages
The On-Camera JournalistSection Two: Producing
News Judgments
Newscast Producing
News Teases
Graphics, Titles, and Supers
Television News on the Web
Supplementary Material
Glossary of TV News Terms
Information about the City of Lakedale
RTNDA Code of Ethics
Ten Questions for Ethical Decision-Making
Acknowledgements

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