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Better Broadcast Writing, Better Broadcast News

ISBN-10: 0205359949

ISBN-13: 9780205359943

Edition: 2005

Authors: Greg Dobbs

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Better Broadcast Writing, Better Broadcast News teaches students how to write with the conversational simplicity required for radio and TV. This text draws on the Emmy Award-winning author's decades of professional experience in broadcast journalism. In addition to writing, the text also discusses the other elements that make up a good story-producing, reporting, shooting, editing, and ethics. The author's real-world perspective conveys the excitement of a career in journalism. Features bull; bull;Covers topics beyond writing, such as creating a well-paced broadcast, shooting and editing in the field, ethics, and job searching, giving students a sense of how writing fits into the bigger picture of news coverage. bull;Features examples drawn from the author's own experience, including scripts and stories from ABC News, allowing students real-world insights into the broadcasting field. bull;Addresses the differences between television and radio and describes the skills that apply to both media, preparing students to work in either field. bull;Includes exercises in every chapter, giving students practical writing experience and encouraging them to think about the lessons conveyed in the book.
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Book details

List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction
How To Write The Right Words and Sentences
The Right Words, the Right Stuff
What You'll Learn-The Never Ending Story. ldquo;Shortrdquo; Is Better Than ldquo;Succinct.rdquo; Learn These, for a Start
Translating English into Better English
Translating Other Tongues Iito English
Be Dynamic When You Can
Don't Get Tense Over the Tense
Descriptive Versus Dull
Judgmental Verbs May Be Accurate, but Wrong
Words to Choose from, Carefully! Judgmental Adjectives and Adverbs Usually Are Dreadfully Unnecessary
Exercises to Hone Your Word Skills
The Wrong Way to Write It
What You'll Learn
The Terms of the Story
The Never Ending Story
Don't Abb
I Can't Hear You
Turning Numbers into Words
Turning $ into Dollars
Sounding Smart, Saying It Right
English 101, Revisited
English 101, Revisited Yet Again
When Time Doesn't Matter
The Important Thing About Commas
Giving It Some Punch
Exercises to Hone Your Writing Skills
Being Perfectly Clear
What You'll Learn
TMI (Too Much Information). If It's a Question, Answer It
Generalizing Is Always Wrong... or Is It, Generalizing Is Always Right?
Exercises to Hone Those Skills Even Sharper
The Right Way to Write It
What You'll Learn
Giving Credit Only Where Credit Is Due
Leaving Expert Judgment to Others
You Don't Always Have to Attribute Things, Your Instructor Says
Print Journalists Don't Write the Way They Talk
Crowds, Dead or Alive
Personalizing Complex Economics
Take My Word for It
The Final Potpourri
Exercises to Further Hone Your Writing Skills
Saying it Twice
What You'll Learn
The Terms of the Story
Is That a Fact?
Is That Gobbledygook?
You've Got Your Bite, Now You Write
Tag, You're It
Exercises to Say it Twice
The Story of the Story
What You'll Learn
The Terms of the Story
Is That the Telephone Ringing?
Start Strong, End Strong
The Sounds of Silence
Exercises to Test Your Judgment
But Before You Write..
Organizing Your Facts, Organizing Your Story
What You'll Learn
The Terms of the Story
Giving New Meaning To ldquo;Running to the Bathroom.rdquo; Figuring Out What to Keep, What to Cut
What to Note After the Notes
Exercises to Hone Your Organizing Skills
Choosing Your Lead
What You'll Learn
The Terms of the Story
Burial in My Darkest Hour. &lt