Broadcast journalism / by Andrew Boyd.

Boyd, Andrew, 1956- author.
Boca Raton, FL : Focal Press, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, [2012].
1 online resource (469 p.)
5th ed.
Focal journalism

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Broadcast journalism.
Broadcast journalism -- Great Britain.
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This new edition of Broadcast Journalism is a major revision to the premier textbook in its field and a standard primer for 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.
Broadcast JournalismTechniques of Radio and Television News; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; How to use this book; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Part OneBroadcast Journalism; NEWS GATHERING; 1 The best job in town; Personal qualities; Jobs in broadcasting; Radio; Television; The multi-skilled broadcast journalist; Freelancing; Industry training; Training courses; Degree, or not degree . . .?; Getting a foot in the door; A level playing field?; 2 What is news?; Proximity; Relevance; Immediacy; Interest; Drama; Entertainment; Different types of news; Checklist; Fieldwork
3 News sourcesReporters; Contacts; Newsroom diary; Files; Check calls; Emergency services radio; Politicians; Pressure groups; Staged events; News releases; Syndicated recordings; Freelances; Tip-offs; Hoaxes; Wire services and news agencies; The network; Other news media; Shared material; Fieldwork; 4 Getting the story; Newsroom conference; Copytasting; Balance of news; Visuals and actuality; The brief; The angle; Chasing the contact; Staged news conferences; Beating the clock; Work to sequence; Don't panic; Fieldwork; WRITING FOR BROADCAST; 5 Conversational writing; Telling the story
Writing for a mass audienceNo second chance; Confusing clauses; Inverted sentences; Plain English; Familiar words; Easy listening; Accurate English; Keep it concrete; Make it interesting; Contractions; Rhythm; Fieldwork; 6 Newswriting; The news angle; Multi-angled stories; Hard news formula; The intro; Placing key words; Feature openers; Developing the story; Signposting; Last line; Last words; Accuracy; Fieldwork; 7 Broadcast style book; Cliches; Journalese; Hyperbole; Adjectives; Quotations; Attribution; Contentious statements; Immediacy; Active; Positive; Redundancies; Repetition; Homonyms
Singular or plural?Pronouns; Punctuation; Spelling; Abbreviations; Figures; Proof reading; Ambiguity; Fieldwork; INTERVIEWING; 8 The interview; The interviewer's skill; Different types of interview; A disaster story?; The disaster story continues . . .; Fieldwork; 9 Setting up the interview; Background; A plan of campaign - the questions; Get your facts right; Fit the brief; Check arrangements; Approach; The questions; Winding up the interview; Being interviewed yourself: the Q & A; Fieldwork; THE NEWS PROGRAMME; 10 From 2-minute headlines to 24-hour news; The bulletin; News programmes
DocumentaryVérité; 24-hour news; Who does what?; Fieldwork; 11 Item selection and order; 'A fair picture . . .'; Second thoughts; Item order; Local considerations; Foreign coverage; Producing a running order; Fieldwork; 12 Putting the show together; Winning an audience - the openers; Keeping an audience - headlines and promotions; Actuality; Pictures; Graphics; Programme balance - being all things to all people; Nightly News; And now the good news?; Fieldwork; 13 Making the programme fit; Cutting; Filling; Backtiming; Fieldwork; PRESENTING THE NEWS; 14 News anchors and presenters; The talent
Qualities of a newscaster
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780080500331 doi