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Writing for Broadcast News A Storytelling Approach to Crafting TV and Radio News Reports

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ISBN-10: 0742540278

ISBN-13: 9780742540279

Edition: 2005

Authors: Charles Raiteri

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Writing for Broadcast News makes the storytelling elements that comprise a broadcast news story for radio or TV accessible to beginning broadcast writers. Its step-by-step approach shows how to structure a story with a clear beginning, middle, and end through a framework that ties together the anchor lead, reporter narrative, and actualities or sound bites. Emphasizing that people are interested in people, this handbook highlights the human element and putting a face on the story. It gives practical advice to aspiring broadcast reporters and writers toward becoming effective storytellers.
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 182
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

Glossary of broadcast terms
The people-izing concept
Humanizing, generalizing, and attribution
People and ethics
Humanizing the anchor lead
Humanizing the body of your story
The humanizing interview
Putting it all together in the TV script
Critical evaluation
Shooting and editing news video
Radio/TV exercises
Video exercises
Topics for reporting your own stories
Computer-assisted reporting
Convergence and online journalism