Writing for Broadcast Journalists

Author: Rick Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 146

'This is a superb book which combines the rare mixture of high quality information with humour. The style of writing engages the reader from the introduction and the experience and insight of the author occasionally makes it difficult to put down, a rare feature of a textbook. I would unreservedly recommend this book not only to those studying journalism but to students of language and all who use the spoken and written word as the ‘materials’ of their work.' Barry Turner, Nottingham Trent University 'Rick Thompson's guidance manual is packed with advice to would-be writers for this medium. He's someone with years of experience at the top level of the national and international profession, and he's smack up to date with his references. The book is aimed at journalists, but anyone with a serious interest in developing their literacy will learn a lot about professional writing skills from what he has to say.' Roy Johnson, www.mantex.co.uk Writing for Broadcast Journalists guides readers through the significant differences between the written and the spoken versions of journalistic English. It will help broadcast journalists at every stage of their careers to avoid such pitfalls as the use of newspaper-English, common linguistic errors, and Americanised phrases, and gives practical advice on accurate terminology and pronunciation, while encouraging writers to capture the immediacy of the spoken word in their scripts. Writing for Broadcast Journalists includes: practical tips on how to avoid ‘journalese’, clichés and jargon guidance on tailoring your writing style to suit a particular audience advice on converting agency copy into spoken English writing to television pictures examples of scripts from some of the best in the business an appendix of ‘dangerous’ words and phrases to be avoided in scripts.

Writing for Broadcast Journalists

Author: Rick Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 878

'This is a superb book which combines the rare mixture of high quality information with humour. The style of writing engages the reader from the introduction and the experience and insight of the author occasionally makes it difficult to put down, a rare feature of a textbook. I would unreservedly recommend this book not only to those studying journalism but to students of language and all who use the spoken and written word as the ‘materials’ of their work.' Barry Turner, Nottingham Trent University 'Rick Thompson's guidance manual is packed with advice to would-be writers for this medium. He's someone with years of experience at the top level of the national and international profession, and he's smack up to date with his references. The book is aimed at journalists, but anyone with a serious interest in developing their literacy will learn a lot about professional writing skills from what he has to say.' Roy Johnson, www.mantex.co.uk Writing for Broadcast Journalists guides readers through the significant differences between the written and the spoken versions of journalistic English. It will help broadcast journalists at every stage of their careers to avoid such pitfalls as the use of newspaper-English, common linguistic errors, and Americanised phrases, and gives practical advice on accurate terminology and pronunciation, while encouraging writers to capture the immediacy of the spoken word in their scripts. Writing for Broadcast Journalists includes: practical tips on how to avoid ‘journalese’, clichés and jargon guidance on tailoring your writing style to suit a particular audience advice on converting agency copy into spoken English writing to television pictures examples of scripts from some of the best in the business an appendix of ‘dangerous’ words and phrases to be avoided in scripts.

Broadcast Journalism

Techniques of Radio and TV News

Author: Andrew Boyd

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN:

Category: Broadcast journalism

Page: 414

View: 555

Broadcast Journalism is the premiere textbook in its field and is used widely on broadcasting courses. It is an up-to-date practical manual for would-be reporters eager to enter the hectic arenas of radio and TV news. This popular volume offers a vivid insight into the worlds of electronic journalism and covers all the essential skills involved in broadcast reporting for local and national networks. The fourth edition has been extensively revised to remain on the cutting edge of the digital revolution transforming electronic newsgathering across the world. There are scores of new illustrations, and coverage now includes Internet journalism and digital editing. Broadcast Journalism is the premiere textbook in its field and is used widely on broadcasting courses. It is an up-to-date practical manual for would-be reporters eager to enter the hectic arenas of radio and TV news. This popular volume offers a vivid insight into the worlds of electronic journalism and covers all the essential skills involved in broadcast reporting for local and national networks. The fourth edition has been extensively revised to remain on the cutting edge of the digital revolution transforming electronic newsgathering across the world. There are scores of new illustrations, and coverage now includes Internet journalism and digital editing. Sections on TV and radio take you behind the scenes to explore the BBC World Service and ITN. Step-by-step instruction is offered in reporting, recording and editing using current broadcast equipment. Details of the growing number of training schemes are featured, with a practical plan of campaign for those determined to break into the world of broadcasting. Coverage for radio and TV includes: * Newswriting * Newsgathering * Newsreading * Interviewing * Programme making Training professional Andrew Boyd freelances in TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. He has taught and developed award-winning broadcast journalism courses in London, Hampshire and Surrey. His trainees are successfully employed throughout the world and include Sony award winners. Other books by the same author include 'How to Handle Media Interviews' and the works of investigative journalism, 'Dangerous Obsessions and Blasphemous Rumours'. Reviews: 'This is a serious look at some of the skills you need to master to be a ember of a radio or television news team' The Journal of the Royal Television Society ' "Broadcast Journalism" is still the best of its kind around.' Rick Thompson

Reporting for Journalists

Author: Chris Frost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 591

Reporting for Journalists explains the key skills needed by the twenty-first century news reporter. It is an essential handbook for students of journalism and a useful guide for working professionals.

Writing for Journalists

Author: Wynford Hicks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 886

Praise for the first edition: 'There are books that are badly written, books that are well written and books that you wish you'd written. This is one of the latter. Hicks and his co-writers produce a book that is a joy to read and is packed full of helpful advice.' – Chris Frost, Journalist 'You don't have to be a journalist to read this book. Anyone with an interest in improving their writing skills and developing a sense of good style will find it useful Wynford Hicks takes a no-nonsense, sleeves rolled up approach to writing which has no time for preciousness.' – Roy Johnson, Mantex 'Writing for Journalists neatly fills a gap in the market for a no-nonsense book for trainees written by trainers who genuinely understand the industry and who have moved with the times.' – Sharon Wheeler, Journalism Studies Writing for Journalists is about the craft of journalistic writing: how to put one word after another so that the reader gets the message – or the joke – goes on reading and comes back for more. It is a practical guide for all those who write for newspapers, periodicals and websites, whether students, trainees or professionals. This revised and updated edition introduces the reader to the essentials of good writing. Based on critical analysis of news stories, features and reviews from daily and weekly papers, consumer magazines, specialist trade journals and a variety of websites, Writing for Journalists includes: advice on how to start writing and how to improve and develop your style how to write a news story which is informative, concise and readable tips on feature writing from researching profiles to writing product round-ups how to structure and write reviews a new chapter on writing online copy.

Broadcast News

Writing, Reporting, and Producing

Author: Ted White

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 507

View: 182

"Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, Fourth Edition examines the skills, technologies, and challenges of writing, reporting, and producing for broadcast journalism. Along with complete coverage of the fundamentals, this book contains writing samples from some of the most famous broadcast journalists, including Edward R. Murrow, Charles Kuralt, Cokie Roberts, Eric Sevareid, Pauline Frederick, Charles Osgood, Paul Harvey, Betsy Aaron, Bob Dotson, Susan Stamberg, and Richard Threlkeld, who also discuss how they write and report."--BOOK JACKET.

Journalism in the Digital Age

Theory and Practice for Broadcast, Print and On-line Media

Author: John Herbert

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

View: 470

Provides the practical techniques and theoretical knowledge that underpin the fundamental skills of a journalist. It also takes a highly modern approach, as the convergence of broadcast, print and online media require the learning of new skills and methods. The book is written from an international perspective - with examples from around the world in recognition of the global marketplace for today's media. This is an essential text for students on journalism courses and professionals looking for a reference that covers the skill, technology and knowledge required for a digital and converged media age. The book's essence lies in the way essential theories such as ethics and law, are woven into practical newsgathering and reporting techniques, as well as advice on management skills for journalists, providing the wide intellectual foundation which gives credibility to reporting. Combines skills and theory for radio, TV, print and on-line media Shows how journalists can work with converged media Gives essential theory, ethics, law and management skills alongside the practical techniques: interviewing, writing, reporting and newsgathering

Convergence Journalism

Writing and Reporting Across the News Media

Author: Janet Kolodzy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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Media prognosticators have been declaring the death of radio, daily newspapers, journalistic ethics, and even journalism itself. This is an introductory text on how to think, report, write, and present news across platforms. It aims to prepare journalism students for the future of news reporting.

Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing

Foundational Skills for a Digital Age

Author: Vincent F. Filak

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 582

Journalists in today’s media environment require a skill set that can be adapted to a variety of media. Dynamics of News Reporting and Writing: Foundational Skills for a Digital Age teaches students the foundational skills they need to successfully report and write the news in an evolving digital landscape. Author Vince F. Filak offers guidance on the essential skills of the industry while weaving in the “how-to’s” of writing digital news. Recognizing that well-crafted stories are founded on sharp prose, this new text covers the foundational elements of newswriting, such as lead writing, structure, and storytelling while also teaching students how to think critically and determine what matters most to their readers. Key Features: An audience-centric approach encourages students to understand why and how news is relevant to the lives of their readers before they even start digging into their stories. “Write Now! Exercises” provide students with an opportunity to immediately practice the core set of skills they have just learned and apply these skills to various platforms. “Consider This” debates spark classroom discussions by encouraging students to take a closer look at a current issue or ideological dilemma and make a valid case for their position. “Thoughts from a Pro” offer students an up-close look at a specific aspect of reporting and writing from a professional who is plying their trade each day.

Basic Radio Journalism

Author: Paul Chantler

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 522

Basic Radio Journalism is a working manual and practical guide to the tools and techniques necessary to succeed in radio journalism. It will be useful both to students starting a broadcasting career as well as experienced journalists wishing to develop and expand their skills. Based on the popular Local Radio Journalism, this book covers the core skills of news gathering, writing, interviewing, reporting and reading with extensive hints and tips. It outlines working practices in both BBC and commercial radio. There are revamped legal and technical sections as well as a new chapter on the journalist as programme producer. For the student, there is extensive advice about getting a job, marketing yourself and dealing with job interviews. The Foreword is by Lord Ryder of Wensum, vice chairman of the BBC.