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8th Edition

Broadcast Journalism
Techniques of Radio and Television News

ISBN 9780367460471
Published September 15, 2021 by Routledge
416 Pages 95 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Now in its 8th edition, Broadcast Journalism continues to be an essential text on the production of news broadcasting and the practical skills needed.

It includes not only basic techniques and classic examples for the production of radio and TV news, but also new technology and the latest case studies. The fundamental skills of interviewing, news writing and production now have to cope with the prevalence of Fake News and Deep Fakes and verifying content in an endless flow of social media. This edition also includes newsgathering with mobile devices, live reporting and using data and graphics. There are dozens of new images and links for downloads and further reading, plus end-of-chapter exercises and tutor notes.

This continues to be an indispensable textbook for broadcast journalism and communications students looking for an in-depth guide to the industry.

Table of Contents

Preface. What this book is about


1 Do You Want The Job?

2 Ethics. Law. Fakes & Fabrications (biggest now – 35 pages)

3 Story types for broadcast journalism.

4 News channels, programmes and streams

5 Where 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 Newsreading

16 Story Treatment

17 Recording

18 Editing

19 The Studio

20 Television newsroom production

21 Writing Television News

22 Gathering television news.

23 Getting the shots

24 Editing the pictures and sound

25 Live TV reporting

26 Data, graphics and visuals

27 The television news studio and presentation



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Peter Stewart is an award-winning broadcaster, radio consultant and author with 30 years’ experience in media. His book Essential Radio Skills (2006 and 2010) has been widely praised by BBC and commercial radio presenters and managers as being the book on how to present and produce a radio show.

Ray Alexander has more than 30 years’ experience in media management, TV, audio and online broadcast journalism and presentation. He has trained more than 5,000 journalists and presenters at the BBC in the UK and 22 other broadcasting organisations worldwide. He presented ITV Newsweek and was a Foreign Affairs and Political Correspondent. He is now a lecturer in broadcast journalism at City, University of London.