1st Edition

Announcing for Broadcasting and the Internet The Modern Guide to Performing in the Electronic Media

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    Announcing for Broadcasting and the Internet is the standard text for traditional broadcasters and emerging pioneers. While many still pursue careers in traditional fields such as television and radio news announcing, broadcast performance has expanded to Internet radio, podcasting, home voice-over production, and performance on YouTube and other Internet video venues.

    This text is an update of the classic text Announcing. The practical guide to mastering the techniques and mechanics of broadcast announcing remains, updated to give readers the ability to produce their own portfolio of performance products and get started in the career they want. It covers audio and video editing programs, new streaming media, and how to develop a powerful, consistent, and noteworthy speaking voice.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: The Communicator in Modern Media

    Chapter 2: Improving Your Speaking Voice

    Chapter 3: Understanding the Message

    Chapter 4: Communicating the Message

    Chapter 5: Radio Staff Announcing Today

    Chapter 6: News Announcing Basics

    Chapter 7: Television News Announcing

    Chapter 8: The Craft of Interviewing

    Chapter 9: Television and Radio Specialties

    Chapter 10: Commercials and Acting

    Chapter 11: Polishing Your Skills

    Chapter 12: The New Media Frontier and the Independent Performer

    Chapter 13: Podcasting

    Chapter 14: Internet Video

    Chapter 15: Home-Based Narration and Voice-Over

    Chapter 16: Career Advancement


    Carl Hausman is professor of journalism at Rowan University and has worked in television, radio, and new media. Hausman was one of the team of faculty who developed the university’s New Media minor and has developed the department’s online course presence. He is currently producing and narrating audiobooks from his home in suburban New Jersey.


    Philip Benoit is retired from a career in higher education, most recently as an adjunct professor of journalism at Millersville University. He, too, is an audiobook narrator, and has developed an extensive array of online video instruction.


    Fritz Messere is Founding Dean of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts at the State University of New York at Oswego. He is an expert technologist who has also written extensively on the broadcast industry.

    I've used several broadcast announcing texts, but this one is superior! It's an easy read, provides lots of practical information and exercises, and is one of those books that students could and should keep and use during their careers. I highly recommend this text for any broadcast announcing class.

    Tommy Booras, University of Kentucky, USA

    Announcing for Broadcasting and the Internet is a great text for all aspiring broadcast journalists and media performers. It provides students with excellent examples and exercises designed to improve all aspects of on-air and online performance.

    Sam Swan, University of Tennessee, USA