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Writing News for Broadcast - Edward Bliss

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"Writing News for Broadcast" is the Strunk and White of broadcast newswriting books. Long considered the gold standard of broadcast journalism textbooks, this guide for the student and the professional has inspired generations of newscasters through its eloquent examples and emphasis on the writer's responsibility, commitment, and integrity. It is written in a conversational style reflecting years of professional and teaching experience in radio and television newswriting.

This new edition is fully revised with examples throughout, drawn from fine writing by journalists at networks and local stations. It includes updated chapters covering use of the wire services and special formats that have become popular in recent years such as the newsmagazine. But the third edition retains the inspirational quality that has for years made this text so widely respected. In this process of providing clear, succinct instruction in the basics of the trade, it conveys to students and practicing newswriters a sense of the extraordinary tradition within which they work. The authors' emphasis on skill and creativity, responsibility to the listener, and appreciation of the profession's finest hours and finest writers make this book unique.

This updated edition of a classic text shows budding journalists how to write for the broadcast medium. The text teaches by example, providing brilliant samples of writing with notations for images and/or sounds accompanying them. The samples have been updated . . . and a new chapter added on special formats (sports and magazine reporting). Guidelines for writing lead-ins, conclusions, and voice-overs, and for producing television documentaries, are included along with a final set of tips.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A New Way of Reportingp. 1
Basic Work Rulesp. 15
Names and Pronunciationp. 24
Tell Your Storyp. 31
Watch That Word!p. 40
Some Grammatical Goblinsp. 57
Keeping It Shortp. 60
The Time Elementp. 73
The Leadp. 79
The Lead-inp. 89
The Spoken Wordp. 98
Voice-over: Image and the Wordp. 102
Those Special Formatsp. 115
Your Electronic Link to the World: The News Servicesp. 138
What Else?p. 149
Bibliographyp. 154
Indexp. 159
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ISBN: 9780231079730
ISBN-10: 9781933338064
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 161
Published: 1st May 1994
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.36