It Takes More Than Good Looks-- to Succeed at Television News Reporting

ISBN-10: 1566251885
ISBN-13: 9781566251884
Edition: 2003
Authors: Wayne Freedman
List price: $29.95
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Description: Electronic Media has called Wayne Freedman probably the premier local TV news feature reporter in the country - and he's put those celebrated feature techniques to use in writing everyday news, as well. he's won 41 Emmy Awards, 11 of them for  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 12/24/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 230
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Electronic Media has called Wayne Freedman probably the premier local TV news feature reporter in the country - and he's put those celebrated feature techniques to use in writing everyday news, as well. he's won 41 Emmy Awards, 11 of them for newswriting. And while no book can convey all the lessons he's learned through his years of experience, It Takes More Than Good Looks will give working and aspiring journalists a good sense of how he's found such success - and how they, too, can survive and thrive in the maddening, exhilarating world of television news.

Fundamentals
Pursuit
Find a Person; Tell a Story
Questions and Answers: Interviewing for Sound Bites
Narrative Structure: Beginnings, Middles, Endings, and Timelines
Pragmatics
The Facts of Life in Television News
Getting Ahead: Create Your Own Luck
When You Have No Time: Hamburger Helpers for Television News
Thread Stories Around Spontaneous Moments
Using Comparison, Contrast, and Opposites as Storytelling Devices
Stand-Ups
Face Time: Going Live
We Interrupt This Serious Book...
Keep It Simple: The Suitcase Theory of Packaging
Report What You Find: What Is Will Always Be More Interesting Than What You Make Up
Philosophy
Craftsmanship and Restraint: Don't Mess with the Pope
A Few Thoughts About Writing
Seek the Simple Truths
Look Beyond the Superficial: Sometimes, Stories Can Be About Something Else
Finding Stories: Just Ask, Look, Listen, and Think
One Story, Start to Finish
Change the Small Worlds First
Acknowledgments
Index

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