Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing presents a solid foundation for any student learning how to become a broadcast journalist in today's world of convergent journalism. The broadcast industry continues to morph as newer and more advanced content platforms are hatched and developed, and broadcast journalists must understand how to writer, report, and produce for multiple platforms simultaneously. Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing is completely overhauled to reflect the trends of convergent journalism on every page. New co-author Frank Barnas brings a multi-faceted perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that allows for multi-platform delivery systems, and shows students with real-world examples the functions and practices of today's media. The new edition has been rewritten and restructured to accommodate common 16-week course modules, and is now divided into four major sections of the news: gathering, writing, reporting, and producing. The comprehensive approach of this text brings a multi-tiered perspective of writing, reporting, and producing that is needed more than ever in today's world of convergent journalism.
New photos and illustrations, a restructuring of the text, expanded end-of-chapter exercises, newer and more relevant examples, and more information on producing all contribute to giving readers what they need most: a nuanced understanding of how the media of today function in a world without news boundaries.
Table of Contents
PART 1 ACQUIRING THE NEWS Chapter 1 Ethical Considerations Chapter 2 Locating the News Chapter 3 Developing Stories Chapter 4 Collecting Information from Real & Virtual Documents Chapter 5 Beats, Spot News, & Reporting Assignments PART 2: WRITING THE NEWS Chapter 6 News Writing Mechanics Chapter 7 News Writing Style Chapter 8 Writing Compelling Leads PART 3: REPORTING THE NEWS Chapter 9 Fieldwork Chapter 10 Interviewing Chapter 11 Covering Planned Events Chapter 12 Reporting Live Chapter 13 Voiceovers Chapter 14 Packages, and Story Formats PART 4: PRODUCING THE NEWS Chapter 15 Producing the Television Newscast Chapter 16 Producing the Radio Newscast Chapter 17 Delivering the News Chapter 18 Convergence
Frank Barnas is a Professor of Mass Media at Valdosta State University and serves on the National Council for the Society for Collegiate Journalists. His journalism background includes television reporting, radio commentary, and working on documentaries in locations ranging from Russia to Antarctica. He has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Fulbright Commission, the Broadcast Education Association, and the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation. He holds academic degrees from the University of Missouri and the University of Texas. Ted White had been a broadcast journalism since starting his career as a copy boy for The Voice of America while in college as a journalism student. He worked for CBS, ABC, and CNN, as well as other major radio and TV stations in NYC, where he was a writer, reporter, editor, and producer before becoming a college professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.