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Author Boyd, Andrew, 1956-

Title Broadcast journalism : techniques of radio and television news / Andrew Boyd
Edition Fifth edition
Published Oxford [England] ; Boston : Focal Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 442 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Focal journalism
Focal journalism.
Contents 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
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
Foreword -- How to use this book -- 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
Qualities of a newscaster
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
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
Summary 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 Journalism offers a vivid insight into the world of electronic reporting, taking you behind the scenes at ITN and the BBC World Service. Join camera crews on a stakeout at the High Court, and capture the atmosphere in the studios of the world's largest news organisation.<BR id=""CRLF
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Broadcast journalism -- Great Britain.
Broadcast journalism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0080500331 (electronic bk.)
1136025774
9780080500331 (electronic bk.)
9781136025778
(paperback; alk. paper)