Better Broadcast Writing, Better Broadcast News teaches students how to write with the conversational simplicity required for radio and TV. This text draws on the Emmy Award-winning author's decades of professional experience in broadcast journalism. In addition to writing, the text also discusses the other elements that make up a good story--producing, reporting, shooting, editing, and ethics. The author's real-world perspective conveys the excitement of a career in journalism.
Table of Contents
I. HOW TO WRITE THE RIGHT WORDS AND SENTENCES.
1. The Right Words, the Right Stuff.
2. The Wrong Way to Write It.
3. Being Perfectly Clear.
4. The Right Way to Write It.
5. Saying it Twice.
6. The Story of the Story.
II. BUT BEFORE YOU WRITE...
7. Organizing Your Facts, Organizing Your Story.
8. Choosing Your Lead.
9. Choosing Your Close.
III. AND AFTER YOU WRITE...
10. Proof Positive of Proofreading.
11. The Correct Corrections.
IV. FINDING OUT WHAT TO WRITE.
12. News Hunters and News Gatherers.
13. Running in Place.
14. Letting It All Hang Out.
15. Picture Worth a Thousand Words.
V. IT'S ALL PART OF THE SHOW.
16. If The Shoe Fits, Write It.
17. Fitting It All In.
18. Even More Ways for Radio.
19. Holding onto Your Sources.
21. Holding onto Your Dream (Or at Least, Getting Your Foot in the Door).
Greg Dobbs, University of Colorado