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
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