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Thirty Seconds to Air : A Field Reporter's Guide to Live Television Reporting - Bob Arya

Thirty Seconds to Air

A Field Reporter's Guide to Live Television Reporting

By: Bob Arya, Bill Kurtis (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 20th March 2007
ISBN: 9780813825793
Number Of Pages: 246

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The definitive field guide to live TV reporting, complete with real-world examples

Thirty Seconds to Air is a pocket field guide that explains the procedures, experience, and skills required to produce live television newscasts that are noteworthy for their substance and style. The guide covers live presentation, delivery, and legal and ethical issues in a conversational style, and illustrates challenging situations with real-world, concrete examples. The book also includes exercises and references drawn from the Associated Press, professional broadcast journalism associations, and the Internet. Useful for students and professionals, this guide dives into the knowledge and mindset of an experienced, skilled television professional.

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"...provides valuable advice for both the veteran and the beginner...It's the next step for anyone planning a career in television news: digest it, keep it in a prominent place on the bookshelf, and refer to it frequently." - Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
The Basicsp. 3
Overcoming Anxietyp. 4
The Live Shotp. 7
The Presentationp. 29
Models of Successp. 30
Tips for Finding Focusp. 36
Special Concernsp. 39
Notes--No Notesp. 51
Reading the Notes: Overreliancep. 51
Reducing the Need for Notesp. 53
Breaking News: Working without Notesp. 64
The Technical Side of Livep. 73
The Basicsp. 73
Equipmentp. 74
Communicationp. 79
Glitches Happenp. 83
Finding Your Balancep. 85
Learning from Failurep. 85
Stress and Adrenalinep. 87
Extremes: Living without Balancep. 89
Finding the Balance: Managing Stressp. 97
Practice! Practice! Practice!p. 111
Why Practice?p. 111
Using Practice Scenariosp. 113
Sample Practice Scenariosp. 117
The "Real World": Internshipsp. 137
Internships in TV and Radio News: Paid and Unpaidp. 137
Making the Most of Internshipsp. 150
Sensitivityp. 157
Importance of Sensitivityp. 157
Special Concernsp. 158
AP Libel Manualp. 170
Resourcesp. 187
Codes of Ethicsp. 187
The Internetp. 193
Television Markets (Ranked Numerically)p. 214
Suggested Readingsp. 223
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ISBN: 9780813825793
ISBN-10: 0813825792
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 20th March 2007
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1