Television and Radio Announcing
Edition: 9th 2001
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List price: $114.35
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/8/2000
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.13" long x 0.75" tall
Contents 1. Announcing for the Electronic Media The Announcer for the Electronic Media Employment as an Announcer Education and Training Checklist: Courses to Build Your Career The Announcer's Responsibility Spotlight: Broadcast Ethics and the Announcer's Responsibility Practice: Practicing with Equipment 2. The Announcer as Communicator Principles of Effective Communication Interpreting Copy Checklist: Analyzing Broadcast Copy Analyzing Punctuation Marks Used in Scripts Marking Copy Verifying Meaning and Pronunciation Reading Aloud Conveying Interest in Your Material Spotlight: Learning to Sound Local Talking to the Listener Getting Background about Authors and Copy Employing Characterization Practice: Analyzing the Delivery of Professional Announcers Practice: Effecting Mood Changes Practice: Talking a Script Ad-lib Announcing Practice: Ad-lib Announcing Checklist: Improving Ad-lib Announcing Skills 3. Voice Analysis and Improvement The Importance of Voice Improvement Speech Personality Analyzing Your Speech Voice Analysis Voice Quality Breathing and Breathing Exercises Spotlight: Improving Your Voice Personality Common Voice Problems Practice: Achieving a Low Pitch Practice: Varying Your Pitch Practice: Varying Your Tempo Practice: Working on Nasal Resonance 4. Pronunciation and Articulation Variations in United States and Canadian Speech Causes of Mispronunciation Pronunciation Phonetic Transcription Spotlight: The Debate over Standard American Speech Articulation 5. Audio Performance Audience Rapport Microphone Fright Microphone Consciousness Performance Skills Checklist: Preparing to Perform Practice: Gauging Your Own Performance Checklist: Evaluating Audio Performances Spotlight: Breaking into the Announcing Field 6. Video Performance Audience Rapport Microphone Consciousness for Video Performers Camera Consciousness Instructions and Cues Performance Skills Checklist: Evaluating Television Performances Spotlight: Feature Reporting as Storytelling 7. Commercials and Public-Service Announcements In-House Production of Radio Spots The Announcer's Role Analyzing and Marking Commercial Copy Recording a Commercial in a Studio Spotlight: Tips from a Voice-Over Pro Radio Public-Service Announcements Television Commercials Checklist: Making Effective Television Commercials Practice: Delivering Radio Commercials and PSAs Practice: Producing Your Own Commercial Practice: Delivering Television Commercials 8. Interview and Talk Programs Talk and Interview Shows Today Principles of Effective Interviewing Tips for Conducting Successful Interviews Checklist: Becoming a Skilled Interviewer Spotlight: The Art of Interviewing Radio Talk-Show Hosts Hosting Television Talk Programs Practice: Interviewing Practice: Interviewing for Radio News 9. Radio News Anchoring Radio News Checklist: Writing Effective News Copy The Radio Field Reporter Spotlight: Philosophies of Radio and Television Journalism Preparing Feature Reports: Minidocs Checklist: Recording Interviews Successfully Practice: Reading News Copy Cold Practice: Rewriting News Copy Practice: Performing Commercials on the Side 10. Television News Television Reporters The News Anchor Spotlight: A Representative Television News Operation Weather Reporting Practice: Comparing Local and National Newscasts 11. Music Announcing Popular Music Announcing (DJ) The Realities of Music Radio Today Showprep for Music Announcers Spotlight: Showprep Is Everything and Everything Is Showprep Popular-Music Station Formats Announcing Styles Preparing for a Career as a DJ Checklist: Improving Your Popular Music Announcing Style Practice: Tracking Rate of Delivery of DJs The Classical-Music Announcer Checklist: Polishing Your Classical-Music Announcing 12. Sports Announcing Working Conditions of Sports Announcers Interviewing Athletes Sports Reporting The Play-by-Play Announcer Checklist: Becoming a Better Play-by-Play Announcer Checklist: Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Enter an Announce Booth to Call a Game Spotlight: Plea to Radio Sportscasters: Give Us the Details The Play Analyst Practice: Play-by-Play Announcing Practice: Getting Athletes' Names Right 13. Starting Your Announcing Career Preparing for Your Career Checklist: Assessing Your Career Potential Job-Hunting Tools Finding Job Openings Spotlight: Surviving Career Changes Applying for a Position at a Radio Station Interviewing for a Job Joining a Union Going Where Your Career Takes You Preparing a Scannable Reacute;sumeacute; for Today's Standards Checklist: Format Tips to Maximize your Visibility Practice: Drafting Your Reacute;sumeacute; Practice: Checking Out the Job Scene Appendixes: References for Broadcast Performers A. Scripts to Develop Performance Skills B. Phonetic Transcription C. American English Usage D. Suggested Resources E. Suggested Internet Resources Credits Glossary Index