7th Edition

Broadcast Journalism
Techniques of Radio and Television News

ISBN 9781138886032
Published February 1, 2016 by Routledge
450 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

This seventh edition of Broadcast Journalism continues its long tradition of covering the basics of broadcasting from gathering news sources, interviewing, putting together a programme, news writing, reporting, editing, working in the studio, conducting live reports and more. The authors have brought the material further up to date with the integration of social media, uses of mobile technology, the emergence of user-generated content and updated examples, illustrations and case studies throughout. End-of-chapter exercises are also included.

New for this edition: 

  • Updated with new examples, quotes and pictures.
  • Restructured with end-of-chapter summaries, exercises for students, notes for tutors, links for further reading and references to invaluable websites and smartphone apps.
  • Extended chapters on ethics, responsibilities, interviewing, mobile newsgathering and filming.
  • New additional information on coping with reporting traumatic stories, and how news organisations use Twitter and Periscope.

Table of Contents

Part One: Principles of Broadcast Journalism

1. Do You Want the Job?

2. Ethics, Responsibilities and Law

3. What Makes Broadcast News?

4. News Channels, Programmes and Streams

5. Where the News Comes From

6. Choosing and Chasing the Story

7. Setting Up the Interview

8. The Interview

9. Writing Basics

10. Writing for News

11. Broadcast News Style Book

12. Putting the Show Together

13. News Anchors and Presenters

14. ‘On Air!’

15. News Reading Mechanics

Part Two: Radio

16. Story Treatment

17. Recording

18. Editing

19. The Studio

Part Three: Television

20. Television Newsroom Production

21. Writing Television News

22. Gathering Television News: Reporting and Video-journalism

23. Getting the Shots

24. Editing the Pictures and Sound

25. Live Reporting in Sound and Vision

26. Data, Graphics and Visuals

27. Presenting Television News

28. The Television News Studio and Gallery

Appendix One: Useful Twitter Accounts to Follow

Appendix Two: Notes on the Use of Live Streaming Mobile-Phone Apps for Journalists and News Outlets

Appendix Three: Glossary of Terms Used in Digital and Multi-media Broadcasting

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